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The 2020 Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology guidelines for the treatment of ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer.

PMID: 33650343 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.3802/jgo.2021.32.e49 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC7930451 (free full text version available)

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Hideki Tokunaga, Mikio Mikami, Satoru Nagase, Yoichi Kobayashi, Tsutomu Tabata, Masanori Kaneuchi, Toyomi Satoh, Yasuyuki Hirashima, Noriomi Matsumura, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Kei Kawana, Satoru Kyo, Daisuke Aoki, Hidetaka Katabuchi,

The fifth edition of the Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology guidelines for the treatment of ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer was published in 2020. The guidelines contain 6 chapters-namely, (1) overview of the guidelines; (2) epithelial ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer; (3) recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer; (4) borderline epithelial tumors of the ovary; (5) malignant germ cell tumors of the ovary; and (6) malignant sex cord-stromal tumors. Furthermore, the guidelines comprise 5 algorithms-namely, (1) initial treatment for ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer; (2) treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer; (3) initial treatment for borderline epithelial ovarian tumor; (4) treatment for malignant germ cell tumor; and (5) treatment for sex cord-stromal tumor. Major changes in the new edition include the following: (1) revision of the title to "guidelines for the treatment of ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer"; (2) involvement of patients and general (male/female) participants in addition to physicians, pharmacists, and nurses; (3) clinical questions (CQs) in the PICO format; (4) change in the expression of grades of recommendation and level of evidence in accordance with the GRADE system; (5) introduction of the idea of a body of evidence; (6) categorization of references according to research design; (7) performance of systematic reviews and meta-analysis for three CQs; and (8) voting for each CQ/recommendation and description of the consensus.

J Gynecol Oncol (Journal of gynecologic oncology)
[2021, 32(2):e49]

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