Ovarian Cancer


Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer.  While most cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed at a late stage, recent studies have shown that with optimal front line therapy, survival rates of patients with advanced disease are improving.  For a variety of educational materials on this type of cancer, click the links below.

Ovarian Cancer Podcast - Improving Patient Outcomes

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This CME educational program includes the most up-to-date information regarding ovarian cancer, including recognition and evaluation of ovarian cancer signs, symptoms and risk factors, appropriate referral techniques for utilizing a gynecologic oncologist, management of ovarian cancer, as well as community resources that are available to both providers and patients.

ACOG Provider Resources

Ovarian Cancer - Focus on Female Cancers Resource Guide 

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Chapter – Focus on Female Cancers Resource Guide

ACOG-SGO Joint Guidelines for Referral to a Gynecologic Oncologist

ACOG District II Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment Plan and Follow-Up Care Form

The Role of the General Ob-Gyn in the Early Detection of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (Committee Opinion #477, March 2011)

Elective and Risk-Reducing Salpingo-oopherectomy (Practice Bulletin #89, Jan. 2008)

Intraparitoneal Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer (Committee Opinion #396, Jan. 2008)

Ovarian Tissue and Oocyte Cryopreservation (Committee Opinion #405, May 2008)

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (Practice Bulletin #103, April 2009)

ACOG Patient Resources

ACOG Ovarian Cancer Fact Sheet

New York State Ovarian Cancer Support Group List 

Other Educational Materials

Ovarian Cancer News from the New York State Health Plan Association

CDC Ovarian Cancer Patient Fact Sheet

Helpful Websites

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Network Find a Doctor

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

This initiative is led by Ginger Gardner, MD, FACOG of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, NY and the ACOG District II Ovarian Cancer Task Force.  For more information, please contact Kristin Zielinski at 518-436-3461 or kzielinski@ny.acog.org.  




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