A paradigm shift in the origin of ovarian cancer: the ovary is no longer to blame

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2017

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Meyn, Ashleigh
Lim, Boon

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Wiley

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Ovarian cancer is the most aggressive and lethal gynaecological cancer. High-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) is the most common subtype, comprising 75% of ovarian cancers, and has the lowest survival rate. Most women with HGSC present with advanced disease (stage III or IV) at which time the 5-year survival is between 20% and 40%. There is currently no effective screening regimen for ovarian cancer and long-term cure rates have not changed dramatically in over 20 years.

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BJOG - an international journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Journal article

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10.1111/1471-0528.14609

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2099-12-31