Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., Ph.D. A member of the WVFC Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor is a practicing gynecologic oncologist and pelvic surgeon, with a Ph.D. in cell biology and genetics. Her private practice in New York focuses on cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
General Medical

The Loss of the Yearly Pap Smear

Last week was a perfect storm for women’s healthcare as we know it, and many are questioning whether these changes would, in fact, be detrimental to women. Just as the debate on health care reform was beginning to heat up in the Senate, we learned from two independent agencies about radical changes in how and when two of the most…
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General Medical · Health

Dr. Elizabeth Poynor: What is Lichen Sclerosus?

Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin; While it may occur in any part of the body it typically involves the vulvar and perianal regions in women. The cause of LS is not well understood, but it is thought to be an autoimmune process that breaks down the skin, perhaps exacerbated by chronic irritation of the…
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A New Outlook for Stem Cell Research

by Dr. Elizabeth Poynor President Obama, at a White House ceremony on Monday, announced a lifting  of the eight-year ban on federal support of stem cell research that was imposed by President Bush in 2001. While no decisions have yet been made about expansion of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, today’s move holds great promise for the future…
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