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Grading of Ovarian Cancer: A Histotype-Specific Approach

Malpica, Anais M.D.

International Journal of Gynecological Pathology: April 2008 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p 175-181
doi: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e31816085e0
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Summary: Over the last decade, our understanding of ovarian cancer has evolved; it is no longer considered a single entity, but instead a heterogeneous group of tumors. Accordingly, a histotype-specific grading system seems to be more appropriate than a universal grading system to reflect the diversity of this disease. In this article, this histotype-specific approach to the grading of ovarian carcinoma is discussed.

From the Department of Pathology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer, Houston, Texas.

Presented in part at the 96th Annual Meeting of The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in San Diego, CA, March 2007.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Anais Malpica, MD, Department of Pathology, Unit 85, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail: amalpica@mdanderson.org.

Figures 2-7 are available in color online at http://www.intjgynpathology.com.

©2008International Society of Gynecological Pathologists