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Conclusions and recommendations from the Helene Harris Memorial Trust Fourth Biennial International Forum on Ovarian Cancer 11–14 May 1993, Toronto, Canada
  1. T. Blackett and
  2. F. Sharp
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sheffield Clinical Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
  1. Address for correspondence concerning the Trust: Helene Harris Memorial Trust, Harvard House, 14-16 Thames Road, Barking, Essex 1G11 0HX, UK.


The Helene Harris Memorial Trust organizes biennial international meetings of leading clinicians and scientists to discuss progress in the understanding and treatment of ovarian cancer. The conclusions of this meeting, together with recommendations for future research are published as a guide to others working in this field.

The 107 conclusions and recommendations presented cover the full range of current topics in ovarian cancer research including the biology of early and borderline tumors, the relationship of benign to malignant tumors, in vitro models, the role of cytokines, genetic epidemiology, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, allele loss, localization of the BRCA1 gene, DNA ploidy in prognosis, the therapeutic use of interferon, platinum and taxoid drugs, screening with panels of tumor antigensm immunotherapy and potenial for gene therapy.

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