More Details about Ovarian Cancer: A Volume In The American Cancer Society Atlas Of Clinical Oncology Series

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PublisherB. C. DECKER
Publish YearMarch 2003


Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies in the Western world. While substantial progress has been made, and more and more patients are living longer with the disease, the majority of patients with advanced ovarian cancer are not cured. Ovarian Cancer, a volume in the American Cancer Society Atlas of Clinical Oncology series, thoroughly discusses pathology, biology, epidemiology, genetics and screening. Specific chapters examine diagnosis and staging, surgical cytoreduction, and primary chemotherapy regimens. Renowned contributors lend their expertise to chapters on radiation therapy, early stage management, palliative surgery, and developmental and high-dose chemotherapy. Germ cell tumors and ovarian sex cord-stroma tumors are also examined. In addition, the text outlines the major progress made in the understanding of the biology of ovarian cancer and the molecular genetics of the disease. The majority of this atlas' authors are involved in the NCI-sponsored Specialized Programs in Research Excellence (SPORE) Program in Ovarian Cancer.