Show Summary Details
Page of

Growth Factors and Their Corresponding Receptors as Targets for Ovarian Cancer Therapy 

Growth Factors and Their Corresponding Receptors as Targets for Ovarian Cancer Therapy
Chapter:
Growth Factors and Their Corresponding Receptors as Targets for Ovarian Cancer Therapy
Author(s):

Anca Maria Cimpean

, Andreea Adriana Jitariu

, and Marius Raica

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190248208.003.0011
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 15 October 2019

Ovarian cancer remains one of the most aggressive and difficult to manage malignancies regarding evaluation and therapeutic options. The high mortality persists despite extensive research in the field. Current conventional chemotherapy does not improve disease-free survival and does not decrease recurrences amongst patients. This calls for a stringent reconsideration of the drugs selection, focused on the most targeted strategies and personalization of the therapy. Targeted agents against growth factors and their corresponding receptors are already approved as first- or second-line neoadjuvant therapy with controversial results. This chapter critically discusses the role of growth factors as vascular endothelial growth factor, fibroblast growth factors, or platelet-derived growth factors and their corresponding receptors in the pathogenesis, progression, and selection of therapeutic strategies. Other growth factors, such as nerve growth factor or endocrine gland derived growth factor, seem to have a strong involvement in ovarian carcinogenesis but their actual impact is not fully understood.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.