Research News

The Overview | January 2022

Happy new year! While the temperatures may be chilly for many of us, we hope everyone is keeping warm with renewed hope for a year of progress toward our mission, and a strong sense of community…

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OCRA Awards Two Ovarian Cancer Research Prizes

OCRA is pleased to announce the recipients of two research prizes, selected by members of our Scientific Advisory Committee for their notable contributions to the field of ovarian cancer research and commitment to future discoveries. Dr…

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OCRA-Funded Research Points to Potential for Predicting Ovarian Cancer

New study findings not only reveal where the most common ovarian cancer subtype originates in certain patients, but also point to the future possibility of being able to predict who will get the disease…

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OCRA Awards Nearly $6.5 Million in Ovarian Cancer Research Grants

More breakthroughs are on the horizon, as OCRA has awarded grants to 22 dedicated scientists at 15 prestigious medical institutions to enable future ovarian cancer discoveries…

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Secondary Cytoreductive Surgery Post-Recurrence Results in Longer Overall Survival

A randomized trial recently showed that patients with an ovarian cancer recurrence who undergo cytoreductive surgery along with chemotherapy show better survival rates than those who only receive chemotherapy…

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Anne van Harten, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Anne van Harten, of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award…

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OCRA-Funded Research Reveals How Distinct Mutational Processes May Affect HGSOC Tumor Growth

OCRA grantees Ignacio Vázquez-García, PhD and Sohrab Shah, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, along with colleagues, have found that distinct mutational processes determine the different mechanisms by which certain…

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Sammy Ferri-Borgogno, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Sammy Ferri-Borgogno, of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award…

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Arun Kanakkanthara, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Arun Kanakkanthara, of Mayo Clinic, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Liz Tilberis Early Career Award. With his project, “Exploiting a Metabolic Dependency of PARPinhibitor-Resistant Ovarian Cancer,” Dr…

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Wei Zhou, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Wei Zhou, of The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Ann & Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award, mentored by Dr. Rugang Zhang…

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The Overview: December 2021

This time of year always has us reflecting on what we’ve accomplished, what we hope to achieve in the future, and how we — with the support of the entire ovarian cancer community — can lean in even harder to our commitment…

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OCRA-Funded Research Identifies New “Master” Drug Targets for Ovarian Cancer

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from around the country analyzed tumor samples from nearly 10,000 patients with 34 types of cancer to reveal unique genetic switches associated with each tumor type…

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