Poorer survival in women with advanced ovarian cancer explains the UK’s lower overall survival

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 03 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6704
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Poorer survival in women with advanced cancer accounts for the lower overall survival in women with ovarian cancer in the United Kingdom than in other countries, a new study shows.1 The authors said that this may be due to differences in the treatment of women with advanced disease.

Researchers from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, a global collaboration that compares cancer survival in different countries, examined the records of 20 073 women who were given a diagnosis of ovarian cancer between 2004 and 2007 to assess how many survived for at least one year. They …

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