Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer and second common cause of death among women in the world today. It is now recognized that cancer is actually a complex array of different diseases, with different genetics and different behaviors. Understanding the genetic alterations that are typical of cancer, there is a need to develop a completely revolutionarized research and a leading cause of gynecological disorder. As per statistics of Globocan 2008 and IARC, ovarian cancer is fifth most common cancer as well as fifth most common cause of cancer related mortality and morbidity in females. Nearly 28,080 new cases and 19,558 deaths per year with ovarian cancer have been reported from India as one of the example of developing country. Moreover, every fifth death from ovarian cancer is from India, this is very alarming signal and need of hour is to mitigate this menace. Gene-Environment Interaction and Risk of Ovarian Cancer, Basu Dev Banerjee and Tusha Sharma.
Last date updated on June, 2014