ROMA is currently a very useful diagnostic tool for the preoperative stratification of patients with a pelvic mass, revealing a very good sensitivity and specificity. Further studies are needed, however, in a large assembly of patients and with assays from numerous manufacturers to determine the optimal cutoff points for the algorithm. ROMA performs better than CA125 and HE4 in type II and advanced cancers.
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