Friday, August 24, 2012

Research News : OC screening and Secondary Cytoreductive Surgery

Two interesting articles appeared recently in the Oncologist and Cancer Prevention Research .

Impact of Screening Test Performance and Cost on Mortality Reduction and Cost-effectiveness of Multimodal Ovarian Cancer Screening

This study looking at mortality reduction, years of life saved and cost -effectiveness for women who underwent an annual CA-125 and on a rising result underwent a subsequent transvaginal ultrasound . Results showed a  moderate decrease in mortality (13%). The tests were found to meet cost effective guidelines.

The Role of Secondary Cytoreductive Surgery in Patients with Recurrent Epithelial Ovarian, Tubal, and Peritoneal Cancers: A Comparative Effectiveness Analysis

This comparative study showed reported the cytoreductive surgery used to treat  recurrent Ovarian cancer may increase overall survival.

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