David Gershenson on Challenges to Advancing Treatment for Rare Ovarian Cancers

David Gershenson, M.D., of MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains the difficulty of advancing treatment of rare ovarian cancers: malignant ovarian germ cell tumors, sex cord stromal tumors, and types of epithelial tumors such as ovarian clear cell carcinoma, ovarian low-grade serous carcinoma, and mucinous tumors.
BY David Gershenson, M.D.
PUBLISHED July 10, 2017

David Gershenson, M.D., of MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains the difficulty of advancing treatment of rare ovarian cancers: malignant ovarian germ cell tumors, sex cord stromal tumors, and types of epithelial tumors such as ovarian clear cell carcinoma, ovarian low-grade serous carcinoma, and mucinous tumors. With such a low number of cases and not much interest from pharmaceutical companies, it is hard to conduct clinical trials in these areas.
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