Molecular Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer: The Australian Ovarian Cancer Study National Clinical Follow-Up Core

Grant number: 400281

Abstract

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in Australian women and fifth most common cause of cancer death, with approximately 1200 new cases diagnosed and 750 deaths each year. There is an urgent need to better understand the molecular, epidemiological and genetic characteristics of epithelial ovarian cancer and how these influence response to treatment and clinical outcome. Ovarian cancer is a histologically and clinically diverse disease and the variability in clinical outcome in ovarian cancer patients suggests that reliable predictive factors would be of clinical value. However, it is clear that the collection of hundreds of annotated biospecimens is essential if the interaction o..

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