Ovarialcancer är på många sätt en heterogen sjukdom
Ovarian cancer is in many ways a heterogeneous disease
Summary, in English
Ovarian cancer develops due to a complex interplay between hereditary and environmental factors. Although often described as one disease, ovarian cancer is actually a group of distinct tumor types. Recent research has indicated that a large percentage of ovarian cancers may originate from the fallopian tube epithelium. Although most cancers develop in patients without a known hereditary syndrome, it is clear that the number of familial cancers is larger than previously supposed. The two most common hereditary syndromes where ovarian cancer can develop are hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC) and Lynch syndrome.
- BioCARE: Biomarkers in Cancer Medicine improving Health Care, Education and Innovation
Swedish Medical Association
- Cancer and Oncology
- ISSN: 1652-7518