A risk-of-ovarian-malignancy algorithm (ROMA) based on human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) and CA-125 has been reported to categorize women with a pelvic mass into high or low risk of ovarian malignancy. Originally, the ROMA score was developed for diagnostic purposes and the clinical application of HE4 for other purposes such as a predictor of survival or platinum resistance has not been extensively investigated. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic importance of prechemotherapy combined levels of HE4 and CA-125 and prediction of platinum resistance. Furthermore, we wanted to investigate the dynamics of the markers during treatment.
International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 2012, Vol 22, Issue 9, p. 1474-1482