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Follow up of women with epithelial ovarian cancer

Areas of further research

Areas of further research identified below may be addressed in ongoing trials. As new treatments become available for recurrent ovarian cancer, the methods of follow-up may need to be reassessed.29

  • The evaluation of follow-up interventions on survival, quality of life and psychosocial effects, and cost effectiveness
  • The evaluation of interventions during follow-up to reduce anxiety and promote the return to normal functioning for asymptomatic women

Prospective trials evaluating hospital-based follow-up  versus other models of follow-up, including telephone follow-up, patient-initiated follow-up, and follow-up led by a nurse or general practitioner

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