The State of the Science in Ovarian Cancer Research

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Diseases, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Women's Health
Board: Board on Health Care Services

Activity Description

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine will review the state of the science in ovarian cancer and formulate recommendations for action to advance the field. The committee will: 

  • Summarize and examine the state of the science in ovarian cancer research; 
  • Identify key gaps in the evidence base and the challenges to addressing those gaps; 
  • Consider opportunities for advancing ovarian cancer research; and
  • Examine avenues for translation and dissemination of new findings and communication of new information to patients.

The committee will make recommendations for public and private sector efforts that could facilitate progress in reducing the incidence of and mortality from ovarian cancer.

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