International Efforts Join to Increase Understanding and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian Cancer Research

In an unprecedented special issue, the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer has just published over 80 scholarly articles on ovarian cancer covering research, risks and prevention, screening, detection, imaging and, treatment for this wide-spread disease.

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According to the American Cancer Society, while ovarian cancer accounts for only 6% percent of all cancers among women, its mortality rate is very high, ranking it the fourth highest cancer killer of women. Statistics indicate there will be 22,220 new cases of ovarian cancer and 15,310 deaths due to the disease in 2006.

"As we are all aware, ovarian cancer afflicts all women," states Dr. John Kavanagh, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer and Associate Clinical Medical Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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