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Promising Ovarian Cancer Treatment Highlighted

Sharyn Lewin, MD

CBS News has reported on an experimental study of hyperthermic intraoperative chemotherapy (HIPEC), also known as heated chemotherapy, led by one of our gynecologic oncologists Dr. Sharyn Lewin. HIPEC has been previously used in treating other cancers, such as appendix and late stage color cancer. In this method, the chemotherapy is heated to approximately 108 degrees Fahrenheit, rather than standard room temperature.

Dr. Sharyn Lewin Weighs in on Angelina Jolie’s Plans to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

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Sharyn Lewin, M.D.

Actress and producer, Angelina Jolie reportedly plans to remove her ovaries after undergoing a preventative double mastectomy. New York Daily News spoke to Dr. Sharyn Lewin, a gynecological oncologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, about taking such proactive measures and asked for her opinion.

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