Let me discuss quickly about
this question of the origin and progression of ovarian cancer.
Where is ovarian cancer originated?
Where are these stem cells coming from that will form
these ovarian tumors and then give origin to this disseminated disease,
that are the characteristics of ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is defined as a single disease and
all the therapeutic approaches are the same for all the ovarian cancer patients.
Moreover, the discovery of markers for the disease has been
focused on a single type of markers
that will recognize all the different types of disease.
What do I mean with different types of disease?
When we look at the histology of ovarian cancer, they are different.
There is ovarian cancer mucinous,
there is ovarian cancer endometrioid,
there is ovarian cancer clear cell carcinomas,
and there is ovarian cancer high-grade serous.
But again, all of them we call them ovarian cancer and we treat them exactly the same.