Authors:
I Gounaris, JD Brenton
Journal name: 
Future Oncol
Citation info: 
11(9):1389-1405
Abstract: 
Ovarian clear cell carcinoma is a distinct subtype of epithelial ovarian cancer, characterized by an association with endometriosis, glycogen accumulation and resistance to chemotherapy. Key driver events, including ARID1A mutations and HNF1B overexpression, have been recently identified and their functional characterization is ongoing. Additionally, the role of glycogen in promoting the malignant phenotype is coming under scrutiny. Appreciation of the notion that ovarian clear cell carcinoma is essentially an ectopic uterine cancer will hopefully lead to improved animal models of the disease, in turn paving the way for effective treatments.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2217/fon.15.45
Research group: 
Brenton Group
E-pub date: 
31 Aug 2015