Recurrent ovarian cancer: Treatment and clinical trials

July 26, 2018


There are many options available to treat recurrent ovarian cancer, even if it has recurred more than once. Recurrence is common in patients with ovarian cancer.

William A. Cliby, M.D., and Carrie L. Langstraat, M.D., gynecological oncologists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discuss treatment options, including:

  • Standard-of-care chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Surgery with chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials

These options can provide meaningful benefit to patients and extend life with minimal side effects. Drs. Cliby and Langstraat also explain the types, benefits and phases of clinical trials.