Some aggressive ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries

Anne Li                                                                                     November 3rd, 2017


The most aggressive type of ovarian cancer develops from cells that come from the fallopian tubes rather than the ovaries, according to a small study. The findings confirm growing scientific suspicion around the origins of the disease, and could lead to news ways to prevent and treat it. There are 5 types of ovarian cancer, of which high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) accounts for the majority of cases and is also the most aggressive. It is normally diagnosed late, making it difficult to treat. Until recently it was thought that the disease developed from cells lining the surface of the ovary, but studies have suggested it might start in the fallopian tubes instead.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-10-24-some-aggressive-ovarian-cancers-start-in-the-fallopian-tubes-not-the-ovaries

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