Ovarian Cancer Global Survey with Marc Algera

IJGC Podcast

30-10-2023 • 28 mins

In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Marc Algera to discuss the Ovarian Cancer Global Survey. Marc Algera is a medical doctor currently pursuing a PhD in Gynecological Oncology at the Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing. His research focuses on improving the quality of gynecological cancer healthcare, both in the Netherlands and on a global scale.

Highlights:

  • The podcast discusses the first global expert-opinion survey report on ovarian cancer care organization, including data from high, middle, and low-income countries.
  • Data were provided by over one-thousand ovarian cancer specialists from 115 countries, which makes the current study the most extensive expert-opinion survey study in gynecological oncology.
  • Disparities in care organization were observed across income categories, revealing opportunities to improve care.
  • Income category-specific barriers were identified, such as the lack of access to chemotherapy and other systemic agents in lower-middle and low-income countries.
  • The time for action is now. The research team plans to conduct region-specific analyses using the current dataset, involving regional representatives and pharmaceutical companies, in order to work towards achieving global equality and equity in ovarian cancer care.

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