Marie-Louise is a member of the CanTest Junior Faculty and a PhD fellow at the Research Centre for Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care at Aarhus University, led by Professor Peter Vedsted.
Marie-Louise’s PhD focuses on earlier detection of ovarian cancer in primary care. She has conducted a clinical feasibility study in Denmark, providing GPs direct access to transvaginal ultrasound for women presenting vague non-specific symptoms.
Her research study adds to the knowledge on how primary care can be supported with relevant first-line investigations and whether this approach is feasible in primary care and how it fits into the cancer pathway. The study will provide important knowledge on how to plan a larger international study on direct, fast access to first-line TVUS.
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University of Aarhus, DK
Earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer
- Baun ML, Jensen H, Falborg AZ, Heje HN, Petersen LK, Vedsted P. Ovarian cancer suspicion, urgent referral and time to diagnosis in Danish general practice: a population-based study. Family Practice, 2019, cmz013
- Funston G, Van Melle M, Ladegaard Baun M-L, Jensen H, Helsper C, Emery J, Crosbie EJ, Thompson M, Hamilton W, Walter F. Variation in the initial assessment and investigation for ovarian cancer in symptomatic women: a systematic review of international guidelines. BMC Cancer, 2019, 19:1028 doi:10.1186/s12885-019-6211-2
- Baun ML, Dueholm M, Heje HN, Hamilton W, Petersen LK, Vedsted P. Direct access from general practice to transvaginal ultrasound for early detection of ovarian cancer: a feasibility study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Care Health, 2021, doi: 10.1080/02813432.2021.1922831