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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 953509, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/953509
Review Article

Recent Advancements in Prognostic Factors of Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
3Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810, USA
4Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, Tufts University, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
5Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Montefiore Centennial, 3332 Rochambeau Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467-2836, USA
6Department of Medicine, Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810, USA

Received 13 June 2014; Accepted 26 August 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Yinhua Yu

Copyright © 2014 Mohammad Ezzati et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ovarian cancer remains the most common cause of gynecologic cancer-related death among women in developed countries. Nevertheless, subgroups of ovarian cancer patients experience relatively longer survival. Efforts to identify prognostic factors that characterize such patients are ongoing, with investigational areas including tumor characteristics, surgical management, inheritance patterns, immunologic factors, and genomic patterns. This review discusses various demographic, clinical, and molecular factors implicating longevity and ovarian cancer survival. Continued efforts at identifying these prognosticators may result in invaluable adjuncts to the treatment of ovarian cancer, with the ultimate goal of advancing patient care.