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From the Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

“This is an important and provocative paper,” said invited study discussant Dr. Claes Trope, head of the national gynecologic oncology center at Oslo University Hospital.

The sample size is large, there seems to be no selection bias because a random sample of physicians was surveyed, and the “62% response rate is quite impressive,” she said. An inability to judge whether physician responses completely reflected what the clinicians would actually do in practice, compared with a “politically correct” response, is a potential limitation, Dr. Trope added.

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