Hereditary Ovarian Cancer and Other Gynecologic Malignancies

Chapter

Abstract

Although the majority of gynecologic malignancies are sporadic, there is a subset of patients who develop genetic forms of gynecologic cancer. Advances in molecular biology have allowed for an understanding of the physiological pathways of development of inherited gynecologic malignancies and the identification of genetic alterations that lead to the malignant phenotype. The aim of this chapter is to help the clinician identify those patients who are at risk for developing inherited forms of gynecologic malignancies and who would benefit from screening, chemoprevention, and surgery.

Keywords

Platinum Adenocarcinoma Recombination Adenoma Progesterone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s HealthUniversity of Louisville HospitalLouisvilleUSA

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