Epidemiological and genetic factors associated with ovarian cancer

Monica R. McLemore, Christine Miaskowski, Bradley E. Aouizerat, Lee M. Chen, Marylin J. Dodd

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The purpose of this article was to provide a comprehensive review of the epidemiological and genetic factors associated with ovarian cancer. A more complete understanding of the determinants of ovarian cancer may lead to the development of better screening and detection methods for this disease. The first section of this article reviews current literature on screening and early detection of ovarian cancer. The second section reviews the epidemiology of ovarian cancer, specifically highlighting the risk factors associated with the development of this disease. The article concludes with a discussion of how oncology nurses can apply this information to improve patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-288
Number of pages8
JournalCancer Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • Early detection
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Risk factors
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)


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