New Research May Improve Outlook for Ovarian Cancer

Physicians have long assumed that ovarian cancer—one of the deadliest cancers among women—originates in the ovaries. But new research indicates that the disease might begin elsewhere, a breakthrough that could improve mortality and preserve fertility.
“There have always been inconsistencies because ovarian cancer cells don’t resemble the cells normally found in the ovary,” says Robert Kurman, M.D., a gynecologic pathologist at Johns Hopkins. “Usually, cancerous cells resemble the cells in that organ. But for …

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