Ovarian epithelial cancer

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Ovarian epithelial cancer

Ovarian cancer, the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancy, is characterized by advanced presentation with loco-regional dissemination in the peritoneal cavity and the rare incidence of visceral metastases ({6:Chi et al., 2001}). These typical features relate to the biology of the disease, which is a principal determinant of outcome ({1:Auersperg et al., 2001}). Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most common form and encompasses 5 major histologic subtypes: papillary serous, endometrioid, mucinous, clear cell, and transitional cell. Epithelial ovarian cancer arises as a result of genetic alterations sustained by the ovarian surface epithelium ({45:Stany et al., 2008}; {44:Soslow, 2008}).
 

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The terms "Ovarian epithelial cancer" returned 973 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Purple-bluish tongue is associated with platelet counts, and the recurrence of epithelial ovarian cancer].
 

Author(s): Jian Hao, Cuihong Zhu, Rui Cao, Xue Yang, Xiuli Ding, Yanan Man, Xiongzhi Wu

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2016 Jun;36(3):321-5.

 

To evaluate the relationship between purple-bluish tongue and platelet counts, and further to examine their associations with the recurrence of epithelial ovarian cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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Utility of Serum miR-125b as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Indicator and Its Alliance with a Panel of Tumor Suppressor Genes in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.
 

Author(s): Mariyam Zuberi, Imran Khan, Rashid Mir, Gauri Gandhi, Prakash Chandra Ray, Alpana Saxena

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been found to be dysregulated in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and may function as either tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) or as oncogenes. Hypermethylation of miRNA silences the tumour suppressive function of a miRNA or hypermethylation of a TSG regulating ...

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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Prognostic impact of tumour-associated B cells and plasma cells in epithelial ovarian cancer.
 

Author(s): Sebastian Lundgren, Jonna Berntsson, Björn Nodin, Patrick Micke, Karin Jirström

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The critical role of the immune system in controlling cancer progression has become evident and immune modulatory therapy is now approved for clinical use. However, while the majority of studies on the inflammatory tumour microenvironment have focused on the cellular immune response, ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2016

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The terms "Ovarian epithelial cancer" returned 94 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Morphologic, Immunophenotypic, and Molecular Features of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.
 

Author(s): Preetha Ramalingam

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2016 Feb;30(2):166-76.

 

Epithelial ovarian cancer comprises a heterogeneous group of tumors. The four most common subtypes are serous, endometrioid, clear cell, and mucinous carcinoma. Less common are transitional cell tumors, including transitional cell carcinoma and malignant Brenner tumor. While in the ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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[Dualistic classification of epithelial ovarian cancer: Is it clinically relevant?].
 

Author(s): Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, Catherine Genestie, Isabelle Ray-Coquard

Journal: Bull Cancer. 2016 Mar;103(3):252-8.

 

Malignant epithelial tumors (carcinomas) are the most common ovarian cancers and the most lethal gynecological malignancies. Based on their heterogeneous morphology, a dualistic model of carcinogenesis was proposed in 2004. Type I carcinomas, composed of low grade serous, endometrioid, ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2016

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The Potential Role of the Proteases Cathepsin D and Cathepsin L in the Progression and Metastasis of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.
 

Author(s): Md Zahidul Islam Pranjol, Nicholas Gutowski, Michael Hannemann, Jacqueline Whatmore

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Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies and has a poor prognosis due to relatively unspecific early symptoms, and thus often advanced stage, metastasized cancer at presentation. Metastasis of EOC occurs primarily through the transcoelomic ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2015

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p53 Gene in Treatment of Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Ovarian Epithelial Cancer; Fallopian Tube Cancer; Primary Peritoneal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2015

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Impact of Fas/FasL in Chemotherapy Response in Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ovarian Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2016

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Last Updated: 5 Apr 2016

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