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Conclusions and recommendations from the Helene Harris Memorial Trust Fifth Biennial International Forum on Ovarian Cancer, May 4–7, 1995, Glasgow, UK
  1. F. Sharp*,
  2. A. D. Blackett*,
  3. R. E. Leake and
  4. J. S. Berek
  1. * Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sheffield Clinical Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
  2. Department of Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
  3. Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1740, USA
  1. Any correspondence concerning the Trust should be addressed to: The Helene Harris Memorial Trust, Harvard House, 14–16, Thames Road, Barking, Essex IG11 0HX, UK


The Fifth Biennial International Forum on Ovarian Cancer was held by the Helene Harris Memorial Trust in Glasgow, UK. The main points of the presentations given by the invited speakers, together with the fruits of extensive discussions are presented here as a series of conclusions and recommendations which should be given consideration by all those having an interest in researching or treating ovarian cancer.

The individual points are grouped into topics considering whether there is an identifiable ovarian pro-cancer, whether ovarian cancer is preventable, advances in familial ovarian cancer, its molecular genetics, ways of optimizing treatment, obstacles to successful treatment and approaches to gene therapy.

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