Ovarian Cancers: Evolving Paradigms in Research and Care


Report at a Glance

  • Report in Brief (PDF)
  • Recommendations (PDF)
  • Resource: Identifying Priorities for Researchers (HTML)
  • Resource: Key Messages for Health Care Professionals (HTML)
  • Presenter Notes for Health Care Professionals Presentation (PDF)
  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Quiz (HTML)

Although recent years have seen promising advances in cancer research, there remain surprising gaps in the fundamental knowledge about and understanding of ovarian cancer, including basic biology, risk factors, diagnosis, delivery of care, and survivorship. Ovarian cancer is relatively uncommon, yet it is one of the deadliest cancers. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert committee to examine and summarize the state of the science in ovarian cancer research, to identify key gaps in the evidence base, and to identify opportunities for advancing ovarian cancer research. The resulting report, Ovarian Cancers: Evolving Paradigms in Research and Care gives a broad overview of ovarian cancer research and provides recommendations to help reduce the incidence of and morbidity and mortality from ovarian cancers by focusing on promising research themes that could advance risk prediction, prevention, early detection, comprehensive care, and cure.