Ovarian Cancer: Recent Innovations and Standards of Care

Optimal cytoreductive surgery and taxane/platinum chemotherapy remain the hallmarks of primary management of ovarian cancer. There are major advancements in the surgical and medical management and outcomes for ovarian cancer. Learn some of these ovarian cancer treatment innovations from Ginger J. Gardner, M.D., of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Target Audience

General Surgeons, Reconstructive Surgeons, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Physiatrists, Radiation Oncologists, General Practitioners and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the major advances in ovarian cancer treatment and research.
  • Apply evidence-based data to design treatment strategies for newly diagnosed patients.
Additional information
  • Zivanovic, O., Sima, C. S., Iasonos, A., Hoskins, W. J., Pingle, P. R., Leitao Jr, M. M., ... & Chi, D. S. (2010). The effect of primary cytoreduction on outcomes of patients with FIGO stage IIIC ovarian cancer stratified by the initial tumor burden in the upper abdomen cephalad to the greater omentum. Gynecologic oncology, 116(3), 351-357.
  • Fagotti, A., Vizzielli, G., Ferrandina, G., Fanfani, F., Gallotta, V., Chiantera, V., ... & Tortorella, L. (2018). Survival analyses from a randomized trial of primary debulking surgery versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer with high tumor load (SCORPION trial).
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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Ginger J. Gardner, M.D.
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery for Hospital Operations
Surgical Chair, Institutional Patient Flow Committee
Lead Physician, Gynecology Disease Management Team Alliance
Ovarian Cancer Surgery Section, Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, N.Y.

Ginger J. Gardner, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Symposium Directors

Gladys L. Giron, M.D., has indicated that her spouse is a member of the speakers' bureau and a consultant with Stryker.

John P. Diaz, M.D., has indicated that he is a member of the speakers' bureau with AstraZeneca and a consultant with ConMed and Intuitive Surgical.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D., and Starr K. Mautner, M.D., have no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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