Doctors are working to learn more about fallopian tube cancer, ways to prevent it, how to best treat it, and how to provide the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following areas of research may include new options for patients through clinical trials . Always talk with your doctor about the diagnostic and treatment options best for you.
New treatments. Researchers continue to look for better treatments, including different combinations of the treatment options (surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy) described in Treatment .
Because fallopian tube cancer is so rare, fallopian tube cancer-specific clinical trials may be hard to find. However, because it is similar to ovarian cancer , researchers are trying to determine if it can be treated similarly. Therefore, many clinical trials may include patients with either ovarian or fallopian tube cancer.
Genetic research. Mutations to the BRCA1 gene may increase the risk of developing fallopian tube cancer. Further research in this area may help clarify the risk and also result in better patient counseling for women who carry a mutation to this gene .
Supportive care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of gynecologic cancers, including fallopian tube cancer, to improve patients’ comfort and quality of life.
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- To find clinical trials specific to your diagnosis, talk with your doctor or search online clinical trial databases now .
- Review research  announced at recent scientific meetings or in ASCO’s peer-reviewed journals.
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