Current management of ovarian carcinoma

Sean Kehoe and Jo Morrison

Epithelial ovarian cancer is a common gynecologic malignancy with an increasing incidence possibly due to the spread of ‘Westernized’ lifestyles. Currently most women present at an advanced stage, and despite radical surgery and chemotherapy, will eventually die from their disease. This article aims to review current surgical and medical management of women with ovarian cancer and the evidence which supports it. Finally, there will be a brief discussion of some of the novel therapies in development.