A new report released by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance summarizes the
experiences of 1,014 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Based on a survey
conducted by the Alliance in partnership with Inspire, the report details how
women were diagnosed and whether their treatment followed national guidelines
for ovarian cancer.
The survey was inspired by a study released in March 2013 that found just 37.2
percent of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer received care that adhered to
the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines. Dr. Robert Bristow and
his colleagues examined the records of 13,321 patients treated for epithelial
ovarian cancer between 1999 and 2006.
“As one of the deadliest cancers for women, it is imperative that we understand
what might be preventing women from accessing treatment, and how the Ovarian
Cancer National Alliance can improve women’s access to care,” says Calaneet
Balas, CEO of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. “We hope this survey can be
a stepping stone for further research that can lead to better outcomes for
Click here to download and read the full report.