Ovarian cancer risk assessment: a tool for preoperative assessment.

  title={Ovarian cancer risk assessment: a tool for preoperative assessment.},
  author={Deb A Ronco and Kelly J. Manahan and John P Geisler},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  volume={158 2},
OBJECTIVES The objective of this pilot study was to determine if the combination of CA 125, menopausal status and prealbumin can be used to accurately predict ovarian cancer in women with pelvic masses. STUDY DESIGN Preoperative serum CA 125, prealbumin and menopausal status were prospectively determined. Results were formulated into an ovarian cancer risk assessment (OCRA) score and compared with final surgical pathology. RESULTS OCRA was studied in 130 women. No cancers were found in… CONTINUE READING