Ovarian Cancer for the Health Care Provider Online Video

This module has been created for primary care physicians for the purpose of enhancing the knowledge of ovarian cancer with a particular emphasis on prevention strategies, early diagnosis, treatment options, and management, personal stories as told by survivors, as well as survivorship and resources for healthcare professionals. The course discusses the incidence and mortality of ovarian cancer in the United States. An overview of available screening mechanisms are described. Factors that contribute to a patient’s higher risk for ovarian cancer are also detailed.  

Original Release Date – 06/30/10

Expiration Date – 06/30/13

The Physician Oncology Education Program is primarily funded by the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.
Portions of this ovarian cancer project were funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through a Centers of Disease Control and Prevention grant. 

Instructions for Obtaining 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for This Activity

View the Ovarian Cancer for the Health Care Provider module in its entirety (below).

System requirements:

You may begin the Ovarian Cancer for the Health Care Provider course.

For CME:

Complete the Activity Evaluation Form, print and mail the form to:

Texas Medical Association
Attn: POEP
401 W. 15th St.
Austin, TX 78701-1680.

Direct questions regarding the course to:
401 W. 15th St.
Austin, TX 78701-1680
(800) 880-1300, ext. 1469
e-mail Stephanie Staggs.


At the completion of the course, physicians should be able to:

  • Discuss signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, along with new guidelines.
  • Discuss incidence and prevalence of ovarian cancer.
  • Define prevention and treatment options: including surgery and chemotherapy.
  • Discuss survivorship and resources for healthcare professionals.
  • Discuss stories presented by survivors

Continuing Medical Education

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) designates this educational activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

TMA has designated the Ovarian Cancer module for .5 hour of medical ethics and/or professional responsibility education.

TMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This presentation is designed for primary care physicians and health care providers. It is intended to provide professional education about the importance of talking about ovarian cancer and its symptoms to patients.

Disclosure of Commercial Affiliations

Policies and standards of the American Medical Association and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education require that speakers for continuing medical education activities disclose any significant financial interests, relationships, or affiliations they have with commercial entities whose products, devices, or services may be discussed in their presentations. They also must disclose discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product.

In accordance with the above policies, please note that the speakers, the CME reviewers, the planning committee, and TMA staff have nothing to disclose.

This program is designed to provide general information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is provided with the understanding that the speaker(s) is not engaged in rendering legal, medical, or other professional services. Although prepared by professionals, the information provided in this course should not be utilized as a substitute for professional services.

TMA hopes this course provides useful educational information and welcomes your suggestions regarding this or other educational materials you think TMA should make available to Texas physicians.


Judith K. Wolf, MD
Suzy Lockwood, PhD, RN, OCN, CHPN

Cost of Program

There is no cost to review or complete this course for CME.

Method of Physician Participation

This module consists of state-of-the-science information presented by audio, video and Power Point slide presentation. The participant will be required to study the audio, video and slide materials, and complete the evaluation at the end of the course.

System requirements

For Assistance

For additional questions, please e-mail poep@texmed.org or call (800) 880-1300, ext. 1673 or (512) 370-1673.