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Targeted Therapy in Ovarian Cancer Treatments

Author: Brianna Nee

Editor: Liane Xu and Meagn Liu

Artist: Serena Yung

According to the Mayo Clinic, “[Ovarian cancer is] a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries”. Survival and the success of treatment for those who suffer from this cancer depend on the stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis. Ovarian cancer is usually detected at later stages when cancer has spread beyond the primary site. At a later stage, cancer has a poor prognosis and the treatment outcome, when compared to cancer detected at earlier stages, is worse. Currently, only 49.1% of patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer live 5 or more years after diagnosis. With this in mind, treatment for ovarian cancer is of importance in improving the prognosis for ovarian cancer patients.