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Progress Toward Ovarian Cancer Early Detection: Strategies, Guidelines, and Clinical Trials
Drescher CW, Karlan BY
The Female Patient. 2010;35(4):22-25

Early detection is a primary objective of ovarian cancer research because of its promise for improved quality of life and survival. Five-year survival in women with cancer confined to the ovaries is 95%, but only 25% when the disease has spread outside the ovary; 70% of cases are diagnosed in this advanced stage. It is estimated that this year about 21,550 US women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,600 will die from the disease.1


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