Ovarian Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Study
Name of the Trial
Why Is This Trial Important?
Neither the impact of preventive surgery on quality of life, nor the consequences of premature menopause, have been carefully studied in women at high risk. At present, there is no proven screening strategy shown to decrease mortality due to ovarian cancer.
This national trial, conducted with the Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Cancer Genetics Network, will more precisely quantify the extent of cancer risk reduction after preventive surgery, assess both quality of life and incidence of non-cancer diseases related to premature menopause, and evaluate a novel approach to ovarian cancer screening based on quantitative assessment of changes in CA-125 over time.
"About 30 percent of women with ovarian cancer survive longer than five years," said Dr. Greene. "But, if diagnosed and treated before the cancer spreads beyond the ovaries, 90-95 percent of patients live longer than five years. Developing effective prevention and early detection methods is crucial in fighting this disease, particularly for women who are at much greater risk."
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Where Is This Trial Taking Place?
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