More than 30% of primary care physicians believe ovarian cancer screening recommendations with transvaginal ultrasonography or cancer antigen-125 are effective despite evidence to the contrary, according to findings from a nationwide survey of physicians. The study also found that 28% of respondents reported non-adherence to ovarian screening recommendations for low-risk women. For women at medium risk, 65.4% reported non-adherence to current recommendations for screening.

Abstract: Annals of Internal Medicine, February 7, 2012.