The Identification and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

November 26, 2013
Franco M. Muggia, MD

Franco M. Muggia, MD, professor of oncology, New York University, director, Division of Medical Oncology, New York University Medical Center, discusses the identification and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Clinical Pearls

Franco M. Muggia, MD, professor of oncology, New York University, director, Division of Medical Oncology, New York University Medical Center, discusses the identification and treatment of ovarian cancer.

  • There is no way of identifying ovarian cancer early
  • Often times, ovarian cancer starts in the fallopian tubes, which affects the biology of the cancer
  • Research has focused on the BRCA gene in ovarian cancer because it is a clearly-identified target