NAACCR Online Education
Journal Club: Ovarian cancer incidence trends and changing patterns of menopausal hormone therapy use in the United States
Recorded On: 06/23/2015
Ovarian cancer incidence trends in relation to changing patterns of menopausal hormone therapy use in the United States. Description: After a report from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 2002, a precipitous decline in menopausal hormonal therapy (MHT) use in the United States was linked to a decline in breast cancer incidence rates. Given that MHT use is also associated with increased ovarian cancer risk, a recent analysis in NAACCR evaluated whether ovarian cancer incidence rates changed after 2002 using age-period-cohort (APC) models. This webinar provides an overview of the ovarian cancer incidence rate changes before (1995 to 2002) and after (2003 to 2008) the WHI report and describes the age-period-cohort modeling approach.