Widespread Flaws Found in Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Denise Grady reports in the New York Times regarding a study of the gaps in ovarian cancer care that was presented at the recent annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology. The research study found that many women with ovarian cancer receive treatment that is not consistent with recommended standards for care. A number of women have their surgery for ovarian cancer at centers with limited experience in ovarian cancer surgery, despite the recommendation that women with ovarian cancer consider surgery at high volume centers of care. The Society of Gynecologic Oncology has recommended changes in the delivery and payment for ovarian cancer care to improve coordination and quality of care.
Most women with ovarian cancer receive inadequate care and miss out on treatments that could add a year or more to their lives, a new study has found.