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Ovarian cancer

Ioannis Gounaris and Christine Parkinson

in Oxford Case Histories in Oncology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2014 | ISBN: 9780199664535
Published online April 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191743061 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199664535.003.0019
Ovarian cancer

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For many decades epithelial ovarian cancers (EOC) have been treated as a single disease entity. Recent advances suggest that there are five subtypes of EOC namely high-grade serous, clear cell, endometriod, mucinous and low-grade serrous with distinct clinical behaviour. Surgery is the standard of care in patients with early stage EOC. The role of adjuvant chemotherapy in different subtypes of EOC is still evolving.

Chapter.  1778 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Palliative Medicine

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