© 2002

Ovarian Cancer


Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 107)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pierre O. Chappuis, William D. Foulkes
      Pages 29-59
    3. Robert C. Bast Jr., Nicole Urban, Viji Shridhar, David Smith, Zhen Zhang, Steven Skates et al.
      Pages 61-97
    4. Leeber Cohen, David A. Fishman
      Pages 119-128
    5. Warner K. Huh, Mack N. Barnes, F. Joseph Kelly, Ronald D. Alvarez
      Pages 133-157
  3. Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Malignant Transformation

      1. Alice S. T. Wong, Nelly Auersperg
        Pages 161-183
      2. D. V. S. DeFrias, A. M. Okonkwo, P. C. Keh, R. Nayar
        Pages 185-208
      3. Jiamei Yu, Louis Dubeau
        Pages 213-228
    3. Growth Control

      1. Susan M. Pando, Hugh S. Taylor
        Pages 231-245
      2. N. J. Maihle, A. T. Baron, B. A. Barrette, C. H. Boardman, T. A. Christensen, E. M. Cora et al.
        Pages 247-258
      3. Gordon B. Mills, Astrid Eder, Xianjun Fang, Yutaka Hasegawa, Muling Mao, Yiling Lu et al.
        Pages 259-283
      4. Teresa K. Woodruff
        Pages 293-302
    4. Cellular Regulation and Metastasis

      1. Amy P. N. Skubitz
        Pages 305-329
      2. Supurna Ghosh, Yi Wu, M. Sharon Stack
        Pages 331-351
      3. Gregory J. Sieczkiewicz, Mahrukh Hussain, Elise C. Kohn
        Pages 353-381

About this book


Ovarian carcinoma continues to be responsible for more deaths than all other gynecologic malignancies combined, due to a continued inability to achieve detection of early (rather than advanced) stage disease and the lack of effective tumor-specific therapeutics.
Ovarian carcinogenesis, invasion, and metastatic dissemination require a complex cascade of interrelated genetic, molecular, and biochemical events that regulate the neoplastic transition of normal ovarian surface epithelium.
This volume summarizes recent advances in ovarian cancer detection and treatment and provides an analysis of current research into aspects of malignant transformation, growth control, and metastasis. A more detailed understanding of these processes may ultimately translate into the development of novel approaches for the detection and control of ovarian cancer.


angiogenesis cancer carcinogenesis carcinoma gene therapy metastasis ovarian cancer pathology regulation ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cell & Molecular BiologyNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Section of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & GynecologyNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ovarian Cancer
  • Editors M. Sharon Stack
    David A. Fishman
  • Series Title Cancer Treatment and Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-7530-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-3589-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-3587-1
  • Series ISSN 0927-3042
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 387
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Cancer Research
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