Sobecki published in Gynecologic Oncology

UW Ob-Gyn fellow (and soon to be faculty) in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology Janelle Sobecki, MD published an article in the journal Gynecologic Oncology.

In the article “Bone health and osteoporosis screening in gynecologic cancer survivors”, Sobecki and co-authors Ellen Hartenbach, MD and Laurel Rice, MD review available data of bone health in women with gynecologic cancer, summarize osteoporosis screening guidelines, and offer guidance for osteoporosis screening in women with gynecologic cancer:

Awareness of the risk of osteoporosis in this population should encourage providers to routinely and thoroughly evaluate bone health. Timely osteoporosis screening allows for initiation of meaningful interventions that can prevent fracture and decrease morbidity in those at highest risk. Future research should aim to investigate the independent effects of adjuvant therapies on bone loss, particularly that of chemotherapy and hormonal therapies where data are lacking. An evidence-based approach to screening for osteoporosis in gynecologic cancer survivors can meaningfully prevent treatment-induced bone loss in female pelvic cancer survivors.”

Read the whole article here. Amazing work, Dr. Sobecki!