Ovarian Cancer Treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center
Nobody wants to hear the word “ovarian cancer” at the doctor’s office. But if you do, the University of Colorado Cancer Center is home to the nationally recognized Program of Excellence in Cancers of the Ovary in Colorado (PECOC).
Unmatched expertise in ovarian cancer
PECOC’s goal is to eradicate ovarian cancer in the Rocky Mountain region through prevention, research, detection, treatment and outreach. No other program in Colorado offers patients that kind of special ovarian cancer expertise.
The doctors you see at PECOC are faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine as well as members of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, the nationwide collaboration of gynecologic cancer researchers who develop clinical trials to treat this disease.
Such expertise and being part of one of the nation's elite comprehensive cancer centers lets patients get leading-edge treatments and all-important support during their fight against ovarian cancer.
To begin your journey with your team of ovarian cancer experts, call us at (303) 724-2066.
Ovarian Cancer at a Glance
- About 22,000 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer each year in the United States.
- Ovarian cancer mainly develops in older women. About half of the women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 60 years or older.
- Ovarian cancer is more common in Caucasian women than in African-American women.
- The rate at which women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer has been slowly falling over the past 20 years.
Source: American Cancer Society
Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial: One Woman's Story
Read a recent story posted on Denver's 9News.com website about a new drug regimen to fight ovarian cancer.