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Ovarian small cell carcinoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Small cell carcinoma of the ovary
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Treatment

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What treatments are available for ovarian small cell carcinoma?

Ovarian small cell carcinoma is often treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy may also be used in some cases. Because this tumor is derived from the primitive germ cells (eggs) of the ovary, it is often treated with a chemotherapy regimen similar to what is used to treat ovarian germ cell tumors. Specifically, platinum and etoposide based chemotherapy is typically used to treat ovarian small cell carcinoma.[1]
Last updated: 1/13/2009

References
  1. Matei DE, Schilder JM, Michael H. Germ cell tumors of the ovary. In: Raghavan D, Brecher ML, Johnson DH, et al, eds. Textbook of Uncommon Cancer. 3rd ed. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons;2006: 470. .


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Ovarian small cell carcinoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Small cell carcinoma of the ovary
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.