Oaknin, A.; Guarch, R.; Barretina, P.; Hardisson, D.; González Martín, Antonio
; Matías-Guiu, X.; Pérez-Fidalgo, A.; Vieites, B.; Romero, I.; Palacios, J.
Advances in the understanding of the histological and molecular characteristics of ovarian cancer now allow 5subtypes to be identified, leading to a more refined therapeutic approach and improved clinical trials. Each of the subtypes has specific histological features and a particular biomarker expression, as well as mutations in different genes, some of which have prognostic and predictive value. CA125 and HE4 are examples of ovarian cancer biomarkers used in diagnosis and follow-up. Currently, somatic or germinal mutations on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most important biomarkers in epithelial ovarian cancer, having prognostic and predictive value. In this article, a group of experts from the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology and the Spanish Society of Pathology review the histological and molecular characteristics of the 5subtypes of ovarian cancer and describe the most useful biomarkers and mutations for diagnosis, screening and tailored treatment strategy.