The Origin and Pathogenesis of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Proposed Unifying Theory

  title={The Origin and Pathogenesis of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Proposed Unifying Theory},
  author={R. Kurman and I. Shih},
  journal={The American Journal of Surgical Pathology},
  • R. Kurman, I. Shih
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Surgical Pathology
  • Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy. Efforts at early detection and new therapeutic approaches to reduce mortality have been largely unsuccessful, because the origin and pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer are poorly understood. Despite numerous studies that have carefully scrutinized the ovaries for precursor lesions, none have been found. This has led to the proposal that ovarian cancer develops de novo. Studies have shown that epithelial ovarian cancer is not a… CONTINUE READING

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