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Laura Jean Havrilesky, MD

Laura Havirlesky, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 25172 Morris Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-0188
Email: havri001@mc.duke.edu

I am interested in using health economic models to inform decisions related to gynecologic cancers. Specific models have addressed the decision to administer intraperitoneal chemotherapy for newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer following optimal cytoreduction, the choice of chemotherapy regimen for recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, and the exploration of screening strategies for ovarian cancer. The ovarian cancer screening model examines the effects of test cost, sensitivity, specificity, and screen frequency on ovarian cancer mortality, the lifetime false positive rate of testing, the positive predictive value of the test, and its cost effectiveness. This type of model is potentially useful in informing the design trials of novel screening tests for ovarian cancer. I am also conducting a prospective study to quantify the effects of screening for, diagnosis of, and treatment for ovarian cancer on the quality of life of women.

Education and Training

  • Residency, Obstetrics And Gynecology, Duke University, 1995 - 1999
  • M.D., Duke University, 1995

Research

I am interested in using health economic models to inform decisions related to gynecologic cancers. Specific models have addressed the decision to administer intraperitoneal chemotherapy for newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer following optimal cytoreduction, the choice of chemotherapy regimen for recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, and the exploration of screening strategies for ovarian cancer.

The ovarian cancer screening model examines the effects of test cost, sensitivity, specificity, and screen frequency on ovarian cancer mortality, the lifetime false positive rate of testing, the positive predictive value of the test, and its cost effectiveness. This type of model is potentially useful in informing the design trials of novel screening tests for ovarian cancer. I am also conducting a prospective study to quantify the effects of screening for, diagnosis of, and treatment for ovarian cancer on the quality of life of women. 

Publications

Dickson, EL, Vogel, RI, Gehrig, PA, Pierce, S, Havrilesky, L, Secord, AA, Dottino, J, Fader, AN, Ricci, S, and Geller, MA. "A multi-institutional study of outcomes in stage I-III uterine carcinosarcoma." Gynecologic Oncology 139, no. 2 (November 2015): 275-282.

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Myers, ER, Moorman, P, Gierisch, JM, Havrilesky, LJ, Grimm, LJ, Ghate, S, Davidson, B, Mongtomery, RC, Crowley, MJ, McCrory, DC, Kendrick, A, and Sanders, GD. "Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review." Jama 314, no. 15 (October 2015): 1615-1634. (Review)

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Neff, R, Havrilesky, LJ, Chino, J, O'Malley, DM, and Cohn, DE. "Bariatric surgery as a means to decrease mortality in women with type I endometrial cancer - An intriguing option in a population at risk for dying of complications of metabolic syndrome." Gynecologic Oncology 138, no. 3 (September 2015): 597-602.

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Cohn, DE, Havrilesky, LJ, Osann, K, Lipscomb, J, Hsieh, S, Walker, JL, Wright, AA, Alvarez, RD, Karlan, BY, Bristow, RE, DiSilvestro, PA, Wakabayashi, MT, Morgan, R, Mukamel, DB, and Wenzel, L. "Consensus in controversy: The modified Delphi method applied to Gynecologic Oncology practice." Gynecologic Oncology 138, no. 3 (September 2015): 712-716.

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Dottino, JA, Cliby, WA, Myers, ER, Bristow, RE, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Improving NCCN guideline-adherent care for ovarian cancer: Value of an intervention." Gynecologic oncology 138, no. 3 (September 2015): 694-699.

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Turner, TB, Habib, AS, Broadwater, G, Valea, FA, Fleming, ND, Ehrisman, JA, Di Santo, N, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Postoperative Pain Scores and Narcotic Use in Robotic-assisted Versus Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer Staging." Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 22, no. 6 (September 2015): 1004-1010.

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Zhang, C, Roque, D, Ehrisman, JA, DiSanto, N, Broadwater, G, Doll, KM, Gehrig, PA, Secord, AA, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Lumbee Native American ancestry and the incidence of aggressive histologic subtypes of endometrial cancer." Gynecologic Oncology Reports 13 (August 2015): 49-52.

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Brooks, SE, Carter, RL, Plaxe, SC, Basen-Engquist, KM, Rodriguez, M, Kauderer, J, Walker, JL, Myers, TKN, Drake, JG, Havrilesky, LJ, Van Le, L, Landrum, LM, and Brown, CL. "Patient and physician factors associated with participation in cervical and uterine cancer trials: an NRG/GOG247 study." Gynecologic oncology 138, no. 1 (July 2015): 101-108.

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Phippen, N, Havrilesky, L, Barnett, J, Hamilton, C, Stany, M, and Lowery, W. "Abstract 10: Does routine post-treatment PET/CT add value to the care of women with locally advanced cervical cancer?." Gynecologic Oncology 137, no. 3 (June 2015): 594-595.

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Secord, AA, Coleman, RL, Havrilesky, LJ, Abernethy, AP, Samsa, GP, and Cella, D. "Patient-reported outcomes as end points and outcome indicators in solid tumours." Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology 12, no. 6 (June 2015): 358-370. (Review)

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