Mutation in fallopian tube lesions may help catch ovarian cancer years earlier

Screening for tumor cells in the fallopian tubes of women at high-risk for ovarian cancer may help detect the cancer years before it develops further, suggests a new study. The work traces the origins of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma, the most frequent type of ovarian cancer that is often diagnosed at advanced stages, back to fallopian tube lesions known as ‚p53 signatures‘ and serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas (STICs) that harbor the TP53 gene mutations. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)