Poorer survival in women with advanced ovarian cancer explains the UK’s lower overall survivalBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6704 (Published 03 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6704
- Susan Mayor
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 …