2 Notes on the scope of the guidance

2 Notes on the scope of the guidance

NICE guidelines are developed in accordance with a scope that defines what the guideline will and will not cover. The scope of this guideline is available – click on 'How this guidance was produced'.

Groups that are covered

  • Adult women (18 years and older) with epithelial ovarian cancer.

  • Adult women with fallopian tube carcinoma.

  • Adult women with primary peritoneal carcinoma.

  • Adult women with suspected ovarian or primary peritoneal carcinoma.

  • Adult women with borderline ovarian cancer.

Groups that are not covered

  • Children (younger than 18 years) with ovarian malignancy.

  • Women with pseudomyxoma peritonei.

  • Women with relapsed ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer.

  • Women with germ cell tumours of the ovary.

  • Women with sex cord stromal tumours of the ovary.

How this guideline was developed

NICE commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer to develop this guideline. The Centre established a Guideline Development Group (see appendix A), which reviewed the evidence and developed the recommendations. An independent Guideline Review Panel oversaw the development of the guideline (see appendix B).

There is more information about how NICE clinical guidelines are developed on the NICE website and in How NICE clinical guidelines are developed: an overview for stakeholders, the public and the NHS.

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