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Ovarian cancer screening may increase survival

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 17 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1027
  1. Richard Woodman
  1. London

    New data suggest that screening for ovarian cancer may increase survival in women found to have the disease, but it will be at least another six years before larger studies can confirm the extent of the survival advantage.

    The findings are based on a pilot feasibility study of ovarian cancer screening in postmenopausal women aged 45 years or older. The women were randomised into two groups-10997 were offered screening and 10958 were not. Those in the screening group were …

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