OCRF Research Finds Inherited Mutations in 18% with Ovarian Cancer

Barbara Norquist, MD
Barbara Norquist, MD
Elizabeth Swisher, MD
Elizabeth Swisher, MD

(Jan. 8, 2016) OCRF grantees Dr. Barbara Norquist and Dr. Elizabeth Swisher were part of a team that recently released a study which investigated the occurrence, and role of, inherited cancer associated genes in a randomly selected population of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The OCRF-supported study, published late last month in JAMA Oncology, found that of the 1,915 patients surveyed, eighteen percent carried a gene mutation known to be associated with ovarian cancer, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. In addition to the nine gene mutations already identified as being associated with OC they identified two others, namely PALB2 and BARD1.

To read the abstract in JAMA Oncology, click here.
To read about the study in Hematology/Oncology Today, click here.

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