Research News

OCRFA Funded Study Looks at the Link Between Hypertension and Ovarian Cancer

(April 25, 2017) Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute used data from 15 different studies that were part of the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, partially funded by OCRFA, to examine the relationship between epithelial ovarian cancer…

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OCRFA Research Finds New Genetic Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

A study published in Nature Genetics has identified nine new susceptibility loci, or disease-associated alleles, for different epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) histotypes and three susceptibility loci within BRCA1 and 2 mutation carriers with EOC…

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The Association Between Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer

(April 21, 2017) Endometriosis, a condition where the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus, has been found to be associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer…

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Trends in the Receipt of Guideline Care and Survival for Women with Ovarian Cancer: A Population-Based Study

(April 20, 2017) Researchers from the National Cancer Institute assessed trends in the receipt of guideline care and 2-year cause-specific survival for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The study included 6427 women diagnosed in 2002 and in 2011…

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Random Mutations Play Major Role in Cancer

(April 7, 2017) A major new study published in Science claims that the reason why many people get cancer is simply just bad luck…

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Niraparib Approved for Maintenance Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

(March 28, 2017) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved niraparib (ZEJULA, TESARO, Inc…

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Research Updates from 2017 SGO Annual Meeting

(March 23, 2017) OCRFA staff and volunteers recently attended the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, held March 11-14, 2017 in Maryland…

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Screening High-Risk Women Catches More Early Stage Ovarian Cancers

(March 15, 2017) Results from a large study showed that screening for ovarian cancer in high-risk patients led to detection of significantly more early-stage disease as compared with the year after screening ended…

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Hormone Therapy Improves Survival of Low Grade Serous Carcinoma Patients

(March 6, 2017) A team from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, including OCRFA Scientific Advisory Committee Member Dr…

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OCRFA Research Finds New Gene Mutation Spurs Cancer Growth

(February 7, 2017) An OCRFA funded study, published on January 13, 2017 in Oncotarget, sheds light on EMSY, a gene that researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center now understand to have a role similar to those of BRCA1 and BRCA2…

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Rucaparib Extends PFS in Ovarian Cancer

(February 3, 2017) Results from the ARIEL2 trial, funded in part by OCRFA’s grant to the Stand Up to Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team, were recently published in The Lancet…

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OCRFA Funded Research Studies DNA Repair in Ovarian Cancer Cells

(January 30, 2017) In a study funded in part by OCRFA, and published this month in Oncotarget, researchers, including first author and former OCRFA grantee Petar Jelinic, PhD, studied EMSY, a putative BRCAness gene, and its role in the suppression…

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