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Ovarian Cancer

  • Fernando Gentil
  • Antonio C. Junqueira
Conference proceedings

Part of the UICC Monograph Series book series (UICC, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. L. Santesson, H. L. Kottmeier
    Pages 1-8
  3. G. Gricouroff
    Pages 23-39
  4. Robert E. Scully
    Pages 40-57
  5. Gunnar Teilum
    Pages 58-73
  6. G. Gricouroff, F. Veith
    Pages 74-86
  7. Antonio Luisi
    Pages 87-104
  8. Israel Davidsohn, Stanislav Kovarik, Rudolf Stejskal
    Pages 105-121
  9. Stuart S. Roberts, Elizabeth E. McGrew, Jonas Valaitis, Warren H. Cole
    Pages 134-145
  10. H. L. Kottmeier
    Pages 146-156
  11. H. L. Kottmeier
    Pages 157-164
  12. Alexander Brunschwig, Don G. C. Clark
    Pages 165-171
  13. Felix Rutledge, Beaury Burns Jr.
    Pages 226-238
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 267-267

About these proceedings

Introduction

The incidence of ovarian cancer has progressively increased during the past decade, and its mortality rate has followed a similar course. Conversely, in cancer of the uterine cervix, the mortality rate has diminished. Detection and early diag­ nosis have been the two responsible factors in achieving the decrease in the number of deaths occurring in cancer of the cervix. The revers~ is true in cancer of the ovary: diagnosis as a rule is only established late, when dissemination has already occurred, thus making the control of the disease much more difficult. Clinical staging thus far has not been in use at many centers, and it therefore becomes very difficult to compare results of treatment since we do not know the exact anatomical extent of the disease. Histopathological classification in cancer of the ovary is still a very controversial subject and a uniform terminology is urgently required. Management of patients with cancer of the ovary varies widely from one institu­ tion to another. There is no agreement as to how to treat an ovarian neoplasm; by surgery alone, or, by using radiation and chemotherapy as a complement to the operative treatment. In an effort to shed more light on these items, the Patient Care Committee of the UIce held this symposium, which was unique in the broadness of its scope pertaining to every phase of ovarian cancer.

Keywords

Staging classification diagnosis surgery therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando Gentil
    • 1
  • Antonio C. Junqueira
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical Research on Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy, Cancer InstituteHospital A. C. CamargoSão PauloBrasil
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologySão Paulo Medical SchoolSão PauloBrasil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-87755-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87757-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87755-1
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