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Martin Cannon, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Martin Cannon, of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Collaborative Research Development Grant…

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Watch Now: What’s New in Ovarian Cancer Research and Treatment

Many exciting updates about progress against ovarian cancer were presented at this year’s Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer — the largest meeting of gynecologic cancer experts in the world…

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First Patients Dosed in Phase 2 Platform Clinical Trial Testing Novel Immunotherapy Combinations in Highly Malignant Ovarian Cancer

The following is a press release from Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance and Cancer Research Institute: Patients with ovarian cancer of the high-grade serous carcinoma subtype and that no longer respond to treatment with platinum-based therapy will…

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OCRA-Funded Study Pinpoints Partner Proteins That May Contribute to Ovarian Cancer Tumor Growth

The interaction between two partner proteins may promote the growth of the most common ovarian cancer subtype, according to recent findings from OCRA-funded researchers at University of Pennsylvania and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and their…

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New Immunotherapy Combination May Help Combat Ovarian Cancer Tumors

A therapeutic strategy that targets key tumor proteins shows promise for treating the most common subtype of ovarian cancer, according to a recent study led by OCRA grantee Duygu Ozmadenci, PhD, of the University of California, San…

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Benoît Bragantini, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Benoît Brangantini, of Mayo Clinic, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Mentored Investigator Grant. With his project, “Probing Homologous Recombination DNA Repair Factors in Chromatin by cryo-EM,” Dr…

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Highlights: 2022 Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

Submitted by ovarian cancer survivor Annie Ellis, OCRA Research Advocate and Scientific Advisory Committee member This year’s SGO annual meeting was held in Phoenix, Arizona from March 18-21…

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Researchers Discover Genetic Link Between Ovarian Cancer Subtypes and Endometriosis

Some ovarian cancers are genetically linked to the gynecologic disorder known as endometriosis, according to recent findings from an international team of researchers…

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Melanie Weigert, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Melanie Weigert, of University of Chicago, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Mentored Investigator Grant. With her project, “Genome-Wide Profiling of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine on Cell-Free DNA,” Dr…

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Comprehensive Study Provides Recommendations for Better Ovarian Cancer Patient Care

Key recommendations for improving care of ovarian cancer patients in the United States have been published as part of a collaborative, in-depth initiative spearheaded by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and involving a…

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New Study Shows Surgical Removal of Fallopian Tubes Can Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

In promising news on the prevention front, one surgical procedure that leaves the ovaries intact may greatly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer…

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The Overview: February 2022

This may be a short month, but it’s not short on all the many ways to get involved. In the meantime, we hope you feel the Valentine love from all of us at OCRA. ADVOCACY Spring Advocacy Day is right around the corner, March 7th – 8th…

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