Pedro T. Ramirez, MD | Authors

Surgical Cytoreduction for Ovarian Cancer: Issues Awaiting Formal Clarification

August 01, 2008

The magnitude of the role surgical exploration and extirpation play in the contemporary management of patients with advanced ovarian cancer is hard to overstate. Beyond diagnostic confirmation, the aggressive posture taken to remove bulk disease provides-among other benefits-symptomatic relief, theoretically enhanced immunologic integrity, chemosensitivity, and improved survival characteristics.