Cytoreductive Surgery May Improve Survival in Ovarian Cancer
February 01, 2000
BUFFALO, NY-Survival in patients with ovarian cancer by stage is similar to that of other cancers, William Hoskins, MD, said at the Surgical Oncology Symposium, hosted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute. “However, the vast majority of women are diagnosed with advanced disease, and there are no screening methods available to change this truth. Until screening methods improve, the surgical treatment offered these women is critical to their survival,” said Dr. Hoskins, chief, Gynecology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.