How Helpful are The Ovarian Cancer Guidelines? [Free Thoughts]

Okay, so I’ve got a patient with advanced ovarian cancer. What are the options for patients moving forward?

So we have, over the years, dealt with ovarian cancers as a whole. And I think as we’re better understanding ovarian cancer and breaking it into different subtypes.

We think of ovarian cancer as high grade serous, clear cell mucinous. So the guidelines start to delve into those but also more rare subtypes, germ cell tumors, carcinoma sarcomas, small cell cancers.

How Helpful are The Ovarian Cancer Guidelines?
Ovarian Cancer Guidelines Saves lives.

And the guidelines themselves provide a blueprint from which clinicians should look and think about patient care. But it’s also a great text at the back.

This year, we witnessed a number of different things really updating a lot of the medications that we’re using, especially with the multitude of PARP inhibitor, FDA approvals of  NiraparibRucaparib and Olaparib, and how they’ve really been woven into the care of our patients.

Ovarian Cancer Guidelines

The use of Bevacizumab in patients with recurrent disease, so we’re really, again, providing that foundation for clinicians and how they treat patients, but we’re constantly updating the guidelines in ovarian cancer in the past, one to two to three years.

And I think certainly in the future coming up next few years, we’re gonna see a lot of strides, a lot of treatment advances, and it’s our job to incorporate those advances into the guideline that is digestible and understandable for all types of clinicians who treat ovarian cancer patients.


Pharmacist, CPHQ, CHQO, Quality Coordinator, Chemotherapy Preparation incharge. Graduated pharmacy school in 2009 I stood with my classmates as we recited the “Oath of a Pharmacist” in. There is one particular vow that stood out to me as we recited the Oath and I embrace this vow, “I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for my patients.” I love being a pharmacist because it allows me to use my knowledge, abilities, and talents to improve patient outcomes in the community hospital in which I am employed as the pharmacy clinical coordinator.

  • Avatar of Aurora Jennina Aurora Jennina says:

    Hello Obaid,
    Which guidelines are you following? and where do you get the ideas your content?

  • Avatar of Obaid Obaid says:

    Hello Aurora, thanks reading.
    I usually follow scientific journals and keep an eye on Pubmed and lexi comp.

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  • Avatar of Obaid Obaid says:

    Thanks Angelilie, Glad you liked it. Hope you’ll have a wonderful happy new year.

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