This focused issue on “Ovarian Cancer” is edited by Heriberto Medina-Franco, MD, FACS, Division of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, Mexico City, Mexico.
Dr. Medina-Franco is Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgery at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, a third-level Hospital, affiliated to the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He completed his medical training with honors at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and his residency in general surgery at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition in Mexico City. He completed his fellowship in surgical oncology at University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA in December 2000. Dr. Medina-Franco joined the faculty of the Division of Surgery at National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition in January 2001 upon completed his fellowship. He is board certified in Surgical Oncology. In 2010 he was appointed as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and in 2013 as Associate Professor of Surgery of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Focused issue outline:
- Introduction to the focused issue
- Epidemiology of ovarian cancer
- Pathology of ovarian cancer
- Ovarian mass what a surgeon need to do?
- What is the best image exam for evaluation of ovarian mass?
- How far should we go in optimal cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer?
- Role of laparoscopy in evaluation and management of ovarian cancer
- Can lymphadenectomy be omitted in advanced ovarian cancer?
- Dose dense chemotherapy vs. Standard chemotherapy, which is the best choice?
- Role of PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer
- Role of HIPEC in ovarian cancer
- Non-serous ovarian carcinoma: what is the optimal staging surgery?
- Systemic therapy for non-serous ovarian carcinoma
- Role of Radiation Therapy for ovarian cancer
- Fertility sparing surgery in ovarian cancer