|September 2009 · Vol. 21, No. 09
Comment & Controversy
Don’t rush to adopt UK screening algorithm for ovarian cancer
“IS OVARIAN CA SCREENING EFFECTIVE IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN?”
ANDREW M. KAUNITZ, MD (EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE, JUNE)
Dr. Kaunitz posits that ovarian cancer screening may be effective in postmenopausal women—but even that equivocation may be too strong an endorsement of the practice. Although the UK study he mentions was large and very well designed, the algorithm it employed is not necessarily applicable to US practice.