Epithelial ovarian cancer: a review of current management.

  title={Epithelial ovarian cancer: a review of current management.},
  author={Amy E Guppy and Paul Nathan and Gordon John Sampson Rustin},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  volume={17 6},
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynaecological cancer among women worldwide, with 6000 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year. Most women present with advanced disease, but, despite a good initial response to treatment, most relapse. The overall 5-year survival rate is 46%, although this drops to about 13% in women with advanced disease. Transvaginal ultrasound and the tumour marker CA125 are being investigated for screening in ongoing randomised trials. Treatment of ovarian… CONTINUE READING