Frontiers in Ovarian Cancer Science

  • Hidetaka┬áKatabuchi

Part of the Comprehensive Gynecology and Obstetrics book series (CGO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Hiroyuki Nomura, Naomi Iwasa, Tomoko Yoshihama, Yoshiko Nanki, Daisuke Aoki
    Pages 1-13
  3. Masayuki Sekine, Takayuki Enomoto
    Pages 15-35
  4. Hironori Tashiro, Yuko Imamura, Takeshi Motohara, Isao Sakaguchi, Hidetaka Katabuchi
    Pages 37-56
  5. Hiroshi Kobayashi
    Pages 57-81
  6. Hiroyuki Yanai
    Pages 83-113
  7. Masaharu Fukunaga
    Pages 115-141
  8. Noriomi Matsumura, Ikuo Konishi
    Pages 143-154
  9. Nozomu Yanaihara, Aikou Okamoto
    Pages 155-164
  10. Satoru Nagase, Tsuyoshi Ohta, Manabu Seino
    Pages 207-224
  11. Masaki Mandai, Junzo Hamanishi, Kaoru Abiko, Noriomi Matsumura, Tsukasa Baba, Ikuo Konishi
    Pages 225-242
  12. Shintaro Yanazume, Hiroaki Kobayashi
    Pages 243-265
  13. Norihito Yoshioka, Nao Suzuki
    Pages 267-279
  14. Masanori Kaneuchi, Hideaki Masuzaki
    Pages 281-303

About this book


This volume presents the latest advances and the current status of our understanding regarding ovarian cancer, addressing both the basic and clinical aspects of the disease.

In terms of basic medicine, the WHO Classification of Tumors of Female Reproductive Organs was revised in 2014, and that version addresses several new concepts and histopathological classifications not previously included. One of the most revolutionary breakthroughs concerns the genesis of epithelial ovarian tumors, shifting the focus from the ovarian surface epithelium to serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas.

Clinically, the mortality rate of epithelial ovarian cancer has gradually increased over the past few decades, making it essential to pursue multidisciplinary treatment and apply novel techniques such as neoadjuvant chemotherapy in daily clinical practice. The primary clinical task is the effective treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer with early palliative medicine. Fertility-sparing surgery may also be pursued depending on histologic subtypes, stage, extent of disease, and preexisting ovarian reserve with the concept of oncofertility.

On the basis of the considerations described above, each expert author elucidates the science of ovarian cancer in detail, thus providing a collection that will benefit young medical oncologists and seasoned gynecologists and obstetricians alike.


Epithelial ovarian cancer Recurrent ovarian cancer Serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma Ovarian surface epithelium Multidisciplinary treatment Neoadjuvant chemotherapy Oncofertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Hidetaka┬áKatabuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyKumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4159-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4160-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-1932
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-219X
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