• Ovarian cancer: Is this the beginning of the end?

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    There will be 22,530 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States this year.
    Although tumors often present at an advanced stage, it remains one of the most chemosensitive epithelial cancers, with a response rate of 70% to 80% after initial surgery and chemotherapy.
    Unfortunately, most patients relapse and develop chemotherapy-resistant disease. Approximately 14,000 U.S. women will die this year of ovarian cancer. No gynecologic malignancy has a higher fatality rate.
    Despite decades of research into the pathogenesis and molecular origins of ovarian cancer, progress has been quite slow.
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