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Ovarian Cancer

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Laura Woodhouse, Professor Richard Edmondson


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© 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The term ovarian cancer encompasses a set of distinctive diseases with different biology and behavior. Recently, even epithelial tumors have been recognized to arise from different tissues and have a different genetic make up. This has implications for future therapies but currently epithelial ovarian cancer is treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Advances in these therapies have led to modest improvements in median survival, but this has not translated into improved cure rates. There is continued interest in developing screening programs for both sporadic and familial cases.

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Author(s): Woodhouse LC, Edmondson RJ

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: International Encyclopedia of Public Health

Year: 2016

Pages: 378-382

Online publication date: 24/10/2016

Acceptance date: 06/10/2016

Edition: 2nd

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803678-5.00321-0

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ISBN: 9780128037089