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Ovarialcancer är på många sätt en heterogen sjukdom

Ovarian cancer is in many ways a heterogeneous disease
  • Susanne Malander
  • Elisabet Hjerpe
  • Joseph Carlson
  • Åke Borg
Publishing year: 2015-12-08
Language: Swedish
Publication/Series: Lakartidningen
Volume: 112
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Sveriges Läkarförbund

Abstract 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.


  • Cancer and Oncology


  • ISSN: 1652-7518
Åke Borg
Åke Borg
E-mail: ake [dot] borg [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Principal investigator

Oncology and Pathology, MV

+46 46 275 25 52

MV 404 C21B2


Project manager

Familial Breast Cancer



Oncology and Pathology, MV

MV 404 C21C2