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New Study Highlights Importance of Mental Health Support for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Researchers at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute found that an ovarian cancer diagnosis took a much higher mental toll on patients and survivors than initially expected at the start of the study, thus underscoring the…

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Vulnerability in ARID1A-Mutant Cancer Cells Could Provide New Pathways for OCCC Treatment

OCRA grantees Dr. Rugang Zhang and Dr. Shuai Wu, both of The Wistar Institute Cancer Center, along with colleagues, have discovered a vulnerability in cancer cells that harbor certain genetic mutations…

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The Overview: March 2021

The snow is (finally!) melting in the areas where many of us at OCRA work and live, the COVID vaccine is rolling out, and there is so much work being done to improve the lives of the ovarian cancer community … we can’t help but feel hopeful…

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OCRA Awards Prizes in Ovarian Cancer Research

Each year, OCRA honors individuals doing important and notable work in the ovarian cancer field with a research prize to help propel their future discoveries. Individuals are selected by members of OCRA’s Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr…

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OCRA Awards Millions in New Ovarian Cancer Research Grants

Despite the challenges of fundraising during a global pandemic, your generous support allowed us to fund 16 top scientists at 14 esteemed medical centers across the globe…

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OCRA-Funded Research Provides a New Understanding of Ovarian Cancer Biology

OCRA-funded researcher Anil K. Sood, M.D., lead and senior author, and Sanghoon Lee, Ph.D…

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Oral Contraceptives Tied to Lower Long-Term Ovarian Cancer Risk

A recent study, published in Cancer Research and reported in The New York Times, suggests that risk-reduction associated with oral contraceptive use can last a lifetime…

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OCRA Research Investigates Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Cancer Research

OCRA-funded researchers Dr. Sunila Pradeep and Dr…

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Applying Computational Biology to Ovarian Cancer | Meet a Scientist

Could the next ovarian cancer breakthrough be traced back to a Commodore 64 home computer? After all, in some small measure, OCRA grantee Dr. Sohrab Shah is where he is today thanks to that now-antiquated instrument…

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OCRA-Funded Scientists Further Study Gene Mutation Connected to Ovarian Cancer

An international collaborative of scientists, including Dr. Ronald Chandler at Michigan State University, studied ARID1A mutations, which are specific gene mutations observed in deep ovarian and deep infiltrating endometriosis…

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Focusing on the Next Line of Defense Against Ovarian Cancer | Meet a Scientist

There is an 80% recurrence rate when it comes to ovarian cancer, so the question of ‘what next?’ takes on a huge importance. This is the question that Sarah Gitto, PhD, and her team in the Daniel J…

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OCRA-Funded Research Shines Light on Genetic Factors that Contribute to Diagnosis

In order to understand the complexities of how gene mutations affect an ovarian cancer diagnosis, OCRA-funded researcher Alexander Nikitin, MD, PhD and colleagues looked to see which ones drive, or possibly delay, the onset of the disease…

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