Ovarian cancer affects approximately 21,880 women and accounts for over 13,000 deaths annually in the United States. Although survival rates have improved over the past several decades, directly as a result of advances in chemotherapy and surgery, ovarian cancer continues to have high mortality rates. Understanding the multiple roles of surgery throughout the disease course is the focus of this review.
*The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
†University of California Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, California
The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.
Correspondence: Ritu Salani, MD, MBA, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH. E-mail: email@example.com