Elizabeth Swisher, MD
University of Washington
Falloposcopy: A Novel Approach to Ovarian Cancer Detection and Prevention
Recent data suggest that many presumed ovarian or peritoneal carcinomas may actually arise in the fallopian tubes (FT). If true, early detection of ovarian carcinoma should focus on viewing and sampling the FT. A new technology has been developed at the University of Washington, providing high resolution, small size and flexibility needed to enter and transverse the FT. Dr. Swisher’s study will provide pilot data from eightwomen to demonstrate that FT imaging in high risk women is safe and effective and could be performed in an out-patient setting.