Special Issue "Ovarian Cancer and Female Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: cytoreductive surgery; ovarian cancer; surgery; peritoneal metastases
Ovarian Cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic malignancies, despite significant advances in surgical techniques, chemotherapeutic options, and supportive care during the last few decades.
In the early stages, it often remains asymptomatic because of the anatomic location of the ovaries deep in the pelvis. Standard management of patients with tumor localized to the ovary(ies) includes comprehensive surgical staging in order to provide guidance for a subsequent need for adjuvant treatment. The extent of residual disease after radical surgical cytoreduction represents a significant predictor for progression-free and overall survival.
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy has shown significant survival benefits over standard systemic intravenous chemotherapy in metastatic disease that has been optimally debulked, in the primary, interval, or recurrent setting.
This invitation aims to reach out to surgical and gynecologic oncologists treating patients with cytoreductive surgery, interval debulking, systemic (neoadjuvant/adjuvant), and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, as well as molecular targeted and immunologically active agents.
Subjects such as fertility-sparing surgery, multidisciplinary surgical approaches, perioperative staging and re-staging systems, patient selection processes for active treatment options or palliation, peritonectomy procedures, indications for lymph node resection, management of recurrent disease, molecular targets, immunotherapy, genetic counseling, and the use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are kindly requested for submission.
The scope of this Thematic Issue is to bring attention to recent advances in the management algorithm of ovarian cancer patients during the different stages of the disease, in order to promote the conversion of a lethal disease into a chronic disease.
Dr. Evgenia Halkia
Prof. Dr. Jesus Esquivel
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- ovarian cancer
- fertility-sparing surgery
- peritoneal metastases
- cytoreductive surgery
- debulking surgery
- systemic chemotherapy
- ovarian cancer targeted therapy
- hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
- peritonectomy procedures
- peritoneal carcinomatosis
- adnexal mass
- hepatic metastases in ovarian cancer
- ovarian cancer peritoneal carcinomatosis
- malignant ascites