Management of recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma

Vasey, Paul A. (2005) Management of recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 45 4: 269-277. doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.2005.00438.x

Author Vasey, Paul A.
Title Management of recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma
Journal name Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8666
Publication date 2005-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2005.00438.x
Volume 45
Issue 4
Start page 269
End page 277
Total pages 9
Editor M. Humphrey
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
321015 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
730108 Cancer and related disorders
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract Despite the standardisation of surgical techniques and significant progress in chemotherapeutics over the last 30 years, advanced epithelial ovarian cancer remains the most lethal gynaecological malignancy in the western world. Although the majority of women achieve a remission following primary therapy, most patients with advanced stage disease will eventually relapse and become candidates for 'salvage' therapy. The chances of a further remission depend on factors such as the 'treatment-free interval', and there are now a large number of chemotherapy agents with activity in ovarian cancer available to the oncologist. Recent randomised studies have reported on survival benefits for chemotherapy in recurrent disease, and therefore careful and appropriate selection of treatments has assumed a greater importance. This article reviews the most current data, and discusses the factors involved in making individualised treatment decisions.
Keyword Ca125
Ovarian Carcinoma
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Single-agent Paclitaxel
Cytoreductive Surgery
Relapsed Carcinoma
Weekly Cisplatin
Oral Etoposide
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2006 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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