Vascular endothelial growth factor correlation with clinicopathological parameters in ovarian cancer


  • Mahy Egiz Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Menoufia University, Graduate School of Medicine, Menoufia, Egypt
  • Alaa Masoud Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Menoufia University, Graduate School of Medicine, Menoufia, Egypt
  • Hamed Ellakwa Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Menoufia University, Graduate School of Medicine, Menoufia, Egypt
  • Mohamed Adel Elsayed Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Menoufia University, Graduate School of Medicine, Menoufia, Egypt



Angiogenesis, Epithelial ovarian cancer, Ovarian cancer, Vascular endothelial growth factor


Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is one of the most lethal gynaecologic malignancies with an increasing incidence worldwide; there is an increasing need for the identification of novel prognostic biomarkers in EOC patients. Given the key role of angiogenesis and growth factors in the biology of tumorigenesis, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is considered a milestone in the process of ovarian cancer progression and invasiveness. Authors aimed in the present study to evaluate the relevance of serum level of VEGF with clinicopathological parameters in patients with EOC. VEGF is reported to be correlated with variable parameters in EOC patients including International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) classification, lymph nodal involvement and ascites formation. In the following review, authors discussed these correlations and distinguished the possible future role of VEGF as a promising prognostic biomarker for EOC patients.


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