The length of time between the end of adjuvant platinum-based therapy and the recurrence of cancer is a strong predictor of survival in older women with recurrent ovarian cancer. READ MORE

Conferences

Researchers compared intensity-modulated radiation therapy versus conventional radiation therapy by evaluating acute toxicities in the GI and GU systems.

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Prolonging platinum-free interval by introducing non-platinum-based chemotherapy may actually worsen efficacy outcomes in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.

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News

The length of time between the end of adjuvant platinum-based therapy and the recurrence of cancer is a strong predictor of survival in older women with recurrent ovarian cancer.

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A recent survey asked patients with primary and recurrent ovarian cancer to consider their reasons for choosing maintenance therapy following surgery and chemotherapy.

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Research in Review

New research questions the value of risk-reducing mastectomy within five years of ovarian cancer diagnosis in patients with BRCA mutations.

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Patients receiving treatment for ovarian cancer experienced a significant out-of-pocket financial burden, due largely to cost disparities across treatment types and a lack of definitive treatment options.

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Researchers used Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry data to review the costs associated with treatment plans consistent with NCCN guidelines.

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Resources

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recently updated its clinical guidelines for the management of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.

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