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Fertility drugs, reproductive strategies and ovarian cancer risk

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ovarian Research, January 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 320)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

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4 tweeters
2 Facebook pages


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Fertility drugs, reproductive strategies and ovarian cancer risk
Published in
Journal of Ovarian Research, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1757-2215-7-51
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Federica Tomao, Giuseppe Lo Russo, Gian Spinelli, Valeria Stati, Alessandra Prete, Natalie Prinzi, Marsela Sinjari, Patrizia Vici, Anselmo Papa, Maria Chiotti, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Silverio Tomao


Several adverse effects have been related to infertility treatments, such as cancer development. In particular, the relationship between infertility, reproductive strategies, and risk of gynecological cancers has aroused much interest in recent years. The evaluation of cancer risk among women treated for infertility is very complex, mainly because of many factors that can contribute to occurrence of cancer in these patients (including parity status). This article addresses the possible association between the use of fertility treatments and the risk of ovarian cancer, through a scrupulous search of the literature published thus far in this field. Our principal objective was to give more conclusive answers on the question whether the use of fertility drug significantly increases ovarian cancer risk. Our analysis focused on the different types of drugs and different treatment schedules used. This study provides additional insights regarding the long-term relationships between fertility drugs and risk of ovarian cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 18%
Student > Master 7 18%
Researcher 5 13%
Other 2 5%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 8%
Psychology 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 7 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 July 2018.
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