Skip to main content

Ovarian Cancer: Screening

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the trial for ovarian cancer screening; what the expected completion date of this trial is; and if he will make a statement. (164033)

The United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening is a large randomised controlled trial that aims to assess the impact of two screening strategies in the general population. It will involve 200,000 post-menopausal women aged 50-74. The trial is jointly funded by the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, and the national health service research and development programme. The trial is progressing and is expected to be completed in November 2012.