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Majority of Women Are Not Getting the Ovarian Cancer Treatment They Should

Two out of three women with ovarian cancer don't receive treatment in accordance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, according to a meeting presentation that's getting New York Times coverage.

Using the California Cancer Registry, researchers identified some 13,000 patients who underwent oophorectomy for epithelial ovarian cancer between 1999 and 2006. Only 37% received NCCN-adherent care. Hospitals and surgeons with the highest case volumes were more likely than low-volume providers to deliver adherent care, and their patients were more likely to have better survival.