Recent advancements in prognostic factors of epithelial ovarian carcinoma

Mohammad Ezzati, Amer Abdullah, Ahmad Shariftabrizi, June Hou, Michael Kopf, Jennifer K. Stedman, Robert Samuelson, Shohreh Shahabi*

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Abstract

Ovarian cancer remains the most common cause of gynecologic cancer-related death among women in developed countries. Nevertheless, subgroups of ovarian cancer patients experience relatively longer survival. Efforts to identify prognostic factors that characterize such patients are ongoing,with investigational areas including tumor characteristics, surgicalmanagement, inheritance patterns, immunologic factors, and genomic patterns.This review discusses various demographic, clinical, and molecular factors implicating longevity and ovarian cancer survival. Continued efforts at identifying these prognosticators may result in invaluable adjuncts to the treatment of ovarian cancer, with the ultimate goal of advancing patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number953509
JournalISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume2014
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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