Rethinking Ovarian Cancer: Recommendations for Improving Outcomes
Sebastian Vaughan,1 Jermaine I. Coward,1 Robert C. Bast Jr., Andy Berchuck, Jonathan S. Berek,James D. Brenton, George Coukos, Christopher C. Crum, Ronny Drapkin, Dariush Etemadmoghadam, Michael Friedlander, Hani Gabra, Stan B. Kaye, Chris J. Lord, Ernst Lengyel,Douglas A. Levine, Iain A. McNeish, Usha Menon, Gordon B. Mills, Kenneth P. Nephew, Amit M. Oza, Anil K. Sood, Euan A. Stronach, Henning Walczak, David D. Bowtell,2,3 and Frances R. Balkwill2
There have been major advances in our understanding of the cellular and molecular biology of the human malignancies collectively referred to as ovarian cancer. At a recent Helene Harris Memorial Trust meeting, an international group of researchers considered actions that should be taken to improve the outcome for women with ovarian cancer. Nine major recommendations are outlined in this Perspective.