Ovarian Cancer Provider Information

ACOG Resources

Clinician Education Video

The annual incidence of ovarian, peritoneal, and fallopian tube epithelial cancer has remained relatively stable, ranging between 22,000-25,000 cases. However, the high incidence of mortality at 14,000 deaths per year reflects disease diagnosed in advanced stage in the majority of women with a high recurrence rate despite initial treatment responses.

ACOG District II’s ovarian cancer education is designed to help providers:

  • Interpret updated clinical guidance on the etiology, risk assessment and mitigation, and management of ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal epithelial cancer
  • Assess and comprehensively manage adnexal masses as set forth in current clinical guidelines
  • Understand guidance on the appropriate timing for when to refer to a gynecologic oncologist

Clinician Education Video

This clinical education video is part of District II’s Focus on Female Cancers initiative and has been made possible through educational grant funding from Aspira Labs®, a Vermillion Company. The scientific content within this presentation was developed independently by the ACOG District II Ovarian Cancer Task Force. ACOG District II would like to thank the Task Force, chaired by Eva Chalas, MD, FACOG, FACS, for their time and expertise spent producing this clinical content.

Clinician Resources

Adnexal Mass Algorithm Ovarian Cancer Poster
OPT PowerPoint Slides





Print Materials

See January 2016 ACOG Statement on Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines. Also see ACOG Revises Breast Cancer Screening Guidance: Ob-Gyns Promote Shared Decision Making, June 22, 2017.

Salpingectomy for Ovarian Cancer Prevention (Committee Opinion #774, January 2015)

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (Practice Bulletin #182, September 2017)

Ovarian Cancer Pamphlet (2015)

Management of Gynecologic Issues in Women with Breast Cancer (Practice Bulletin #126, March 2012, Reaffirmed 2014)

The Role of the Obstetrician-Gynecologist in the Early Detection of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer in Women at Average Risk (Committee Opinion #716, September 2017)

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

Other Resources

CDC Ovarian Cancer Inside Knowledge Webpage (October 2014)

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998