How I treat ovarian cancer in older women Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
  • Ovarian Neoplasms

abstract

  • Advancing age in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer is a risk factor for decreased survival. The exact cause is unknown but part of this may be due to less than adequate therapy for these patients. To optimize treatment, this paper presents the available data for therapy and my own approach in the management of this disease. For optimal outcomes, there also needs to be a close collaboration between subspecialists (gynecologic oncology, medical oncology, pathology) in all aspects of treatment planning. Progression-free and overall survival can be prolonged and patients' quality of life can be maintained with appropriate management.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jgo.2014.06.001

PubMed ID

  • 24954887

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 223

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 5

number

  • 3