Paul Cacciatore
Paul Cacciatore campaign leader

Two-Thirds of U.S. Ovarian Cancer Patients Do Not Receive Recommended Care

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. ovarian cancer patients don't receive recommended treatment that could extend their lives, U.S. researchers have found (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/health/ovarian-cancer-study-finds-widespread-flaws-in-treatment.html?ref=health&_r=0).

For patients who didn't get care that follows the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) clinical practice guidelines, the risk of dying within five years of follow-up was 30 percent greater, compared to women who got recommended treatment, said researcher Dr. Robert Bristow, director of gynecologic oncology at the School of Medicine of the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the lead study author.

The results of the UCI study were reported on Monday at the 2013 Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) annual meeting.

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