Antivascular Therapy for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

  • Duhoux F
  • Machiels J
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Ovarian cancer is the fifth largest cancer killer in women. Improved understanding of the molecular pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer has led to the investigation of novel targeted therapies. Ovarian cancer is characterized by an imbalance between pro- and antiangiogenic factors in favor of angiogenesis activation. Various antivascular strategies are currently under investigation in ovarian cancer. They can schematically be divided into antiangiogenic and vascular-disrupting therapies. This paper provides a comprehensive review of these new treatments targeting the tumor vasculature in this disease. Promising activities have been detected in phase II trials, and results of phase III clinical trials are awaited eagerly.




Duhoux, F. P., & Machiels, J.-P. (2009). Antivascular Therapy for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Journal of Oncology, 2010, 1–16.

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