Ovarian Cancer Screening

Two large trials of screening for ovarian cancer have recently closed. The trials involved screening the general female population (UKTOCS: United Kingdom collaborative trial of ovarian cancer screening) and women at higher risk of ovarian cancer due to genetics or a family history of breast and ovarian cancer (UKFOCSS: United Kingdom familial ovarian cancer screening study). Final results have yet to be published. At this time no firm evidence exists for the benefit of screening in either of these groups.