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Groundbreaking study results of the AGO-OP.8 / SHAPE study

More gentle surgery for cervical cancer

Patients with low-risk early-stage cervical cancer were previously treated with major radical surgery. Radical surgery involves removing the uterus with adjacent connective tissue and upper part of the vagina to ensure that no tumor cells remain in the body. The SHAPE international comparative study investigated whether removing only the uterus increases the risk of recurrence. The SHAPE study was able to show that pure removal of the uterus is not only gentler for the women concerned, but actually brings them no disadvantages.

Breast and ovarian cancer

New inclusion criteria for BRCA1/2 gene analysis and new forms of cross-sector collaboration – Ersatzkassen health insurers expand special offer for their insureds

Awards for members of the AGO Study Group

Honoured for his life’s work: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andreas du Bois
ESGO Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andreas du Bois was once again honoured for his outstanding medical achievements on 24 October 2021. After receiving the German Cancer Award for excellent clinical research in 2020, he was now honoured by the ESGO (European Society of Gynaecological Oncology) with the “ESGO Lifetime Achievement Award” for his life’s work.

German Cancer Award 2020 for excellent clinical research

Andreas du Bois is a leading expert in gynecologic oncology. He founded the AGO Study Group as a young senior physician, laying the foundation for the establishment of innovations in gynecologic oncology and improvements in therapeutic standards in ovarian cancer.

Arthur Walpole Award 2006

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas du Bois is the winner of the 2006 Arthur Walpole Award, which comes with prize money of 10,250 euros. The award was conferred on the occasion of the German Cancer Congress on 26 March 2006 in Berlin. It is awarded every two years by the German Cancer Society [Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft e.V., DKG) to the best clinical trial from Germany (“innovative concept with pioneering research question and quality of study conduct”).

Ernst Wertheim Award 2006

At this year’s annual meeting of the Austrian Working Group for Gynaecological Oncology in the Austrian Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics in Salzburg in May, the Ernst Wertheim Award was awarded to Professor Andreas du Bois, Director of the Clinic for Gynecology & Gynecological Oncology at the Dr. Horst Schmidt Clinics (HSK) Wiesbaden…

Quality of Life Award 2006 …

for ‘A Randomized Clinical Trial of Cisplatin/Paclitaxel Versus Carboplatin/Paclitaxel as First-Line treatment of Ovarian Cancer’…