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Title: Immunological parameters as a new lead in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer
Authors: Baert, Tha├»s ×
Timmerman, Dirk
Vergote, Ignace
Coosemans, An #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Institute for Fertility Technology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Genk
Series Title: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn vol:7 issue:1 pages:67-72
Abstract: Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of pelvic gynecological cancer death in Europe. Prognosis is poor in women diagnosed at stage III to IV or in case disease recurs. Platin-based chemotherapy and radical surgery have already improved prognosis significantly. Novel strategies in the treatment of ovarian cancer are being searched for. The study of the immune system as a valuable parameter in the development of ovarian cancer has been neglected for a long time. Nevertheless, this is a field in full progression and might open new perspectives in the diagnosis and prognosis of ovarian cancer patients and could lead to a more motivated choice of targeted therapies.
ISSN: 2032-0418
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Organ Systems (+)
Gynaecological Oncology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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