Endometriosis-associated ovarian carcinoma: differential expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and estrogen/progesterone receptors.

@article{Carmen2003EndometriosisassociatedOC,
  title={Endometriosis-associated ovarian carcinoma: differential expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and estrogen/progesterone receptors.},
  author={Marcela Guadalupe del Carmen and Anne E Smith Sehdev and Amanda N Fader and Marianna L. Zahurak and Michael C Richardson and John P Fruehauf and Fredrick J Montz and Robert Evan Bristow},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 8},
  pages={1658-63}
}
BACKGROUND Multiple epidemiologic and histologic studies have suggested that ovarian endometriosis can give rise to malignant ovarian tumors, primarily those of epithelial origin. The progression of endometriosis to endometriosis-associated ovarian carcinoma (EAOC) has not been investigated thoroughly and is poorly understood at best. Using immunohistochemical methods, we compared the differential expression patterns of various cytokines and growth factors in atypical endometriosis (AE) and… CONTINUE READING

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