What is the role of targeted therapies in the treatment of ovarian cancer?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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A study by Stone et al concluded the presence of a paracrine circuit, wherein increased production of thrombopoietic cytokines in tumor and host tissues leads to a paraneoplastic thrombocytosis, which fuels tumor growth. Targeting these cytokines may have therapeutic potential. [116]


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