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2. Histological Classification of Ovarian Carcinoma

EOC represents a group of heterogeneous disease entities. Five major categories of EOC exist, with differing cellular origins, hereditary implications, molecular alterations and potential for targeted therapies (Figure 1). In general, to promote consistency and uniformity, pathology review by a BC Cancer accredited tumor group pathologist is recommended.

Figure 1: Five major types of EOC

Figure 1: Five major types of EOC

** Other rare subtypes not listed include carcinosarcoma (Malignant Mixed Mullerian Tumor, MMMT), undifferentiated carcinoma and malignant Brenner tumor.

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