Results from a new study presented at this week’s Society of Gynecologic Oncology annual meeting (and reported in Tuesday’s New York Times) show that the majority of women who receive a diagnosis of the most common type of ovarian cancer do not receive the best possible care, sometimes resulting in less favorable outcomes.

In 2012, the American Cancer Society estimates that about 22,800 women in the US will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Although approximately 15,500 women die from this disease each year in the states, the survival rate has been increasing over the past three decades.

Dr. Richard Barakat, Chief of the Gynecologic Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, is available to speak with you about some of the latest surgical techniques for improving outcomes in ovarian cancer patients. A leader in the field, Dr. Barakat is also happy to address some of the outlining issues raised in this article.

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