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Cancer in Pregnancy
The occurrence of cancer during pregnancy is a rare and challenging event. But as more and more women delay child-bearing until later in life, the rate of cancer in pregnancy is expected to rise. New clinical practice guidelines have been prepared by the Chemotherapy During Pregnancy Working Group and approved by the Executive and Council of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
The lead author of the Guidelines is Dr. Gideon Koren, Director of the Motherisk Program. The guidelines were published in March 2013 and are available online in Acrobat format at http://sogc.org/guidelines/documents/gui288CPG1303E.pdf.
Information is also available in Cancer in Pregnancy and Lactation: The Motherisk Guide. Published in 2011, this book contains evidence-based information needed to address the complex issues of maternal diagnosis, management, treatment, prognosis and long-term impact on the unborn child. Co-edited by recognized experts in the field with over 25 years' experience, this comprehensive volume is essential reading for all maternal-fetal medicine physicians, obstetricians, neonatologists, oncologists, and pharmacologists.