Dr. Elyce Cardonick is a maternal-fetal medicine physician who specialzes in treating pregnant women who have cancer. She maintains the Cancer and Pregnancy Registry, where she collects information about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in pregnant women to help study the effects of a newly diagnosed cancer and its treatment on a concurrent pregnancy. She has helped and advised numerous women who have received chemotherapy during pregnancy and delivered healthy infants.
Pregnancy isn’t always easy but imagine you’re expecting a little one when you receive an unexpected cancer diagnosis. With mom’s health now also on the line, a South Jersey doctor is breaking the medical mold by helping those women conquer cancer and deliver healthy babies – something that was once considered unthinkable. READ THE FULL STORY […]
Nineteen years ago, Elyce Cardonick got a call about a newly diagnosed lymphoma patient whose fast-growing chest tumor was causing severe breathing problems. The cancer patient was 13 weeks pregnant and had rejected her oncologist’s advice to abort before starting toxic chemotherapy. Read more
Study: Chemo during pregnancy may not harm baby OSSINING, N.Y. —A study out this week looked at the effects of chemotherapy on babies whose mothers were treated for cancer during pregnancy. These cases are rare — only about one in 1,000 expectant moms are diagnosed with cancer. But as women are having babies later, and […]
Elyce H. Cardonick, MD; Marcy B. Gringlas, PhD; Krystal Hunter, MBA; Jay Greenspan, MD OBJECTIVE: Cancer is diagnosed in approximately 1 per 1000 pregnant women. Lifesaving cancer therapy given to the mother during pregnancy appears in conflict with the interest of the developing fetus. Often, termination of pregnancy is suggested but has not been proven in any type […]
Elyce Cardonick, MD, Dzhamala Gilmandyar, MD, and Robert A. Somer, MD OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of dose-dense chemotherapy during pregnancy on maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study in which women were identified from the international Cancer and Pregnancy Registry at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University in Camden, New […]
Maternal and Fetal Outcomes Elyce Cardonick, MD,* Rebecca Dougherty, MD,† Generosa Grana, MD,‡ Dzhamlaa Gilmandyar, MD,§ Sadia Ghaffar, MD,¶ and Aniqa Usmani, MD Cancer can complicate pregnancy, occurring in 1 per 1000 pregnancies, with 3500 cases estimated annually. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy occurring during pregnancy. Because more women delay childbearing to later […]