World Health Organization classification and nomenclature of ovarian cancer.

  title={World Health Organization classification and nomenclature of ovarian cancer.},
  author={Robert E. Scully},
  journal={National Cancer Institute monograph},
A World Health Organization (WHO) committee of representatives from seven nations published a histologic typing of ovarian tumors in 1973. Their typing of common epithelial tumor was based largely on the classification by the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), and the single most important concept to emerge from the FIGO and WHO classifications was the distinction among common epithelial tumors between tumors of borderline malignancy and carcinomas. A second general… CONTINUE READING


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