Chemotherapy in epithelial ovarian cancer

Sandro Pignata, Lucia Cannella, Davide Leopardo, Carmela Pisano, Giovanni Salvatore Bruni, Gaetano Facchini

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Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most common type of ovarian cancer; usually occurs in women older than 50. years, and because 75% of cases are diagnosed at stage III or IV it is associated with a poor prognosis. Treatment of ovarian cancer is based on the integration of surgery and chemotherapy. Chemotherapy plays a major role both in the adjuvant treatment and in the care of patients with advanced disease. Several active drugs have been introduced in the treatment of ovarian cancer in the last decades and novel targets and agents are under evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-83
Number of pages11
JournalCancer Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 28 2011


  • Chemotherapy
  • Ovarian cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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