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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-11

The clinical implications of new insights into the origins of epithelial ovarian cancer with emphasis on the British Columbia Ovarian Cancer Prevention Initiative


Division of Gynaecologic Oncology, Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dianne Miller
Division of Gynaecologic Oncology, Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, 6th Floor | Gynecology, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Canada
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-600X.173843

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In the last ten years our understanding of the origin of epithelial ovarian cancer has changed. This includes the realization that the majority of High Grade serous cancers originate in fallopian tube epithelium and the majority of endometroid and clear cell cancer arise in foci of endometriosis. These new insights have profound implications of both prevention and treatment.


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