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Ovarian small cell carcinoma

Other Names for this Disease
  • Small cell carcinoma of the ovary
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Your Question

A friend of mine, a 27 year old woman, has just been diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the ovary with hypercalcemia.  This young woman, who was just diagnosed about 5 weeks ago, has extensive abdominal disease.  Is there anyone at the National Institute of Health with a specific interest in this disease?

Our Answer

We have identified the following information that we hope you find helpful. If you still have questions, please contact us.

Are there any clinical trials for ovarian small cell carcinoma?

The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. Several current studies may be enrolling individuals with ovarian small cell carcinoma. After you click on a study, review its "eligibility" criteria to determine its appropriateness. Use the study’s contact information to learn more. Check this site often for regular updates.

You can also contact the Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison (PRPL) Office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We recommend calling the toll-free number listed below to speak with a specialist, who can help you determine if you are eligible for any clinical trials.  If you are located outside the United States, and would like to be contacted via telephone, you will need to provide your telephone number in full, including area code and international dialing prefix.

Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office
NIH Clinical Center
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2655
Toll-free: 800-411-1222
Web site:

If you are interested in enrolling in a clinical trial, provides general information on clinical trials.

A tutorial about clinical trials that can also help answer your questions is available from the National Library of Medicine.

The Office of Rare Diseases lists travel resources for charitable or special-fare flights to research and treatment sites and low-cost hospitality accommodations for outpatients and family members, as well as ambulance services.

Last updated: 10/12/2011