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Recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer and hormone therapy.

Abstract
The role of hormone therapy in the treatment of ovarian cancer is not clear. Data on the efficacy and safety of antiestrogens and aromatase inhibitors in recurrent ovarian cancer have been accumulated through phase II clinical studies. Most of these studies were conducted in platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer, and although complete response rates were not high, reported adverse events were low. If administered to patients who are positive for estrogen receptors, hormone therapy may become a viable option for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer.
AuthorsYoshihito Yokoyama, Hideki Mizunuma
JournalWorld journal of clinical cases (World J Clin Cases) Vol. 1 Issue 6 Pg. 187-90 (Sep 16 2013) ISSN: 2307-8960 [Electronic] China
PMID24303498 (Publication Type: Journal Article)

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