• Cihat Ünlü

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2019;20(4):0-0

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the December 2019 issue of the Journal of the Turkish-German Gynecological Association (J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc).

Here we share some of our favorite articles that were published in this issue of the journal. In this issue, Spiliotis et al. discussed the possible differences in survival between residual and recurrent disease in patients with ovarian cancer presenting with disease relapse. Besides, Rabiepour et al. determined the relationship between maternal stress during pregnancy and cortisol plus maternal serum leptin concentrations as well as pregnancy outcomes. Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine/threonine protein kinase and is part of the phosphatidyl inositole-3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT signal pathway. It plays a critical role in cellular development, metabolism, and the cell cycle of cancer cells. Güralp et al. investigated the role of mTOR in human granulosa cell ovarian tumors and the therapeutic effect of rapamycin in COV434 mitotic granulosa cell lines.

We are also pleased to introduce our new journal feature “Video article”, where we encourage readers to follow. Watch all of the latest videos here (http://www.jtgga.org/video).

Dear Researchers,

You’ve helped our publication to become one of the busiest on the platform. As you know, every paper that appears in this journal is published first electronically online where it is freely accessible. It is worth mentioning here that the journal has been included in PUBMED central and is available to all of its readers.

I am very glad and satisfied to say that the seventh Social Responsibility Project of Turkish German Gynecological Education and Research Foundation (TGGF) held on September 6-7, 2019, in Ordu, Turkey was a great success with more than 100 participants, public awareness meeting with participation of the locals, the scientific meeting with participation of health professionals, medical examination/screening of local women, and finally a medical device donation to a local hospital.

I would like to wish you a happy new year in 2020 and we are looking forward to receiving your valuable submissions, thank you in advance for your contributions.


Prof. Cihat Ünlü, M.D.
Editor in Chief of J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc
President of TGGF