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[Comment] Screening to improve ovarian cancer prognosis?

Despite increasingly radical surgical approaches and the huge efforts put into new and targeted therapeutic agents, prognosis for patients with ovarian cancer has hardly improved in the past three decades.1 Besides aiming to revolutionise treatment further, efforts need to focus on early detection of disease. In The Lancet, Ian Jacobs and colleagues2 report the results of the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS), which has assessed whether screening improves diagnosis and prognosis of ovarian cancer.