Epithelial-mesenchymal interconversions in normal ovarian surface epithelium and ovarian carcinomas: an exception to the norm.

@article{Ahmed2007EpithelialmesenchymalII,
  title={Epithelial-mesenchymal interconversions in normal ovarian surface epithelium and ovarian carcinomas: an exception to the norm.},
  author={Nuzhat Ahmed and Erik W Thompson and Michael A. Quinn},
  journal={Journal of cellular physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={213 3},
  pages={581-8}
}
Cancer that arises from the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) accounts for approximately 90% of human ovarian cancer, and is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in developed countries. The pathophysiology of epithelial ovarian cancer is still unclear because of the poor understanding of the complex nature of its development and the unusual mechanism(s) of disease progression. Recent studies have reported epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cultured OSE and… CONTINUE READING