This month’s IGCS Education Highlight is from In the Know – Ed’s List.

In the Know is prepared by Edward Pavlik, PhD, Professor and Director of Ovarian Screening Research Program, University of Kentucky on a monthly basis. Ed’s lists provide a compilation of abstracts related to the field of gynecologic oncology from multiple scholarly journals.


The following is an article chosen from Ed’s List: Development of Peritoneal Carcinoma in women diagnosed with Serous Tubal Intraepithelial Carcinoma (STIC) following Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy (RRSO). PI Stanciu, TE. J. Ind, DPJ. Barton, JB Butler, KM Vroobel, AD Attygalle, MAE Nobbenhuis. Journal of Ovarian Research 12(50) 2019

The article concludes:

Cases negative for evidence of serous carcinoma of peritoneal origin at the time of Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy and found to be STIC positive, developed serous carcinoma of peritoneal origin 4-6 years later. This suggests that continuing follow-up should be considered when a STIC lesion has been identified.

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