Background: Ovarian cancer is an important cause of mortality in women. The aim of this study was toevaluate the incidence and mortality rates and trends in the Iranian population and make predictions. Materialsand
Methods: National incidence from Iranian annual of National Cancer Registration report from 2003 to 2009and National Death Statistics reported by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education from 1999 to 2004 wereincluded in this study. A time series model (autoregressive) was used to predict the mortality for the years 2007,2008, 2012 and 2013, with results expressed as annual mortality rates per 100,000.
Results: The general mortalityrate of ovarian cancer slightly increased during the years under study from 0.01 to 0.75 and reaching plateauaccording to the prediction model. Mortality was higher for older age. The incidence also increased during theperiod of the study.
Conclusions: Our study indicated remarkable increasing trends in ovarian cancer mortalityand incidence. Therefore, attention to high risk groups and setting awareness programs for women are neededto reduce the associated burden in the future.