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Despite advances in chemotherapy, the death rate from ovarian cancer has not changed significantly in more than four decades. Ovarian cancer remains the most important cause of death from reproductive cancers in women. In fact, half of all deaths from cancer of the genital tract are due to ovarian cancer.
The statistics related to ovarian cancer are staggering:
The critical factors accounting for these statistics can be summarized as following:
Detailed information about the Advanced Therapeutics Program.
A lack of early detection or prevention strategies is presently a major cause of poor outcome in ovarian cancer patients. A screening test for ovarian cancer could save many lives.
Learn more about the Ovarian Cancer Biology and Pathogenesis Program.