Combining a symptoms index with CA 125 to improve detection of ovarian cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer, Volume 113, Issue 3, p.484-9 (2008)


2008, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, CA-125 Antigen, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Female, Health Status Indicators, Humans, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Staging, Ovarian Neoplasms, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division, Sensitivity and Specificity, Shared Resources, Specimen Processing Core Facility, Tumor Markers, Biological


The current study sought to examine whether an index based on the specific pattern of symptoms commonly reported by women with ovarian cancer could be used in combination with CA 125 to improve the sensitivity or specificity of experimental methods of screening for ovarian cancer.