Molecular Genetic Changes of Ovarian Cancer
This method has the potential for improving the current dismal outcome of patients with ovarian cancer. The Human Genome Project had allowed investigators to study the entire chromosomal make-up of tumor tissue in order to identify the most important genetic triggers to carcinogenesis. The purpose of this study is to analyze ovarian cancer cases for genetic changes that might be targeted for future therapy.
Cases will be identified retrospectively from those women who were treated for ovarian cancer in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. No patient will be contacted for purposes of this study.