Year: 2005

One Cause of Ovarian Cancer May Lay in Problems with mRNA

Pre-mRNA splicing is an essential cellular process that leads to the generation of mature mRNA’s, which are the templates a cell uses to make our proteins. Defects in pre-mRNA splicing have been shown to be causes of a variety of human diseases…

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Therapeutic Targeting of the Tumor Microenvironment in Ovarian Cancer

The Ovarian Program Project at Fox Chase Cancer Center focuses on a new area of research that is very much under-explored: the role of the tumor microenvironment in the progression and treatment of ovarian cancer…

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Chemical Changes on DNA May Be a Way to Screen for Ovarian Cancer and its Recurrence

Dr. French is studying whether chemical changes to the DNA of patients with ovarian cancer might offer a new approach to develop a screening test for ovarian cancer…

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Vascular Leukocytes as novel anti-tumor therapeutic targets

The current therapies against cancer show significant limitations. Alternative therapies are therefore needed. Since tumors cannot grow in the absence of vascular support, tumor blood vessels represent important therapeutic targets…

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How Cell Shape Changes Lead to Metastasis in Ovarian Cancer

Metastasis in ovarian cancer is the main obstacle for the successful treatment of patients with ovarian cancer and the main cause of their death…

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Removing Iron from Ovarian Cancer Cells May Stop Their Growth

Iron is essential for the growth of cancer cells and restricting its supply may have a potential role in cancer therapy…

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International Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium

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Developing a Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer

The goal of Dr. Badgewell’s research is to develop a screening test for ovarian cancer, which currently does not exist…

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