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Ovarian Cancer News from ASCO

(June 5, 2015) The Society of Gynecologic Oncology has posted three short videos on YouTube that highlight some of the ovarian cancer research findings presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting last week…

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Whole-Genome Characterization of Chemoresistant Ovarian Cancer

(May 28, 2015) In an effort to study treatment options for high-grade serous ovarian cancer, scientists from the University of Queensland and Sydney’s Millennium Institute collected DNA from 92 patients to find out what makes those cells so…

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Chemo Before Surgery Leads to Better Outcomes

(May 28, 2015) A recent study performed in the UK and New Zealand revealed that having chemotherapy treatments before and after surgery is associated with a higher quality of life when compared to those who undergo surgery before chemotherapy…

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Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award

Introducing the 2015 Ovarian Cancer National Conference Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award winner: Beth Karlan, MD…

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AACR Update

Research Advocate Seana Roubinek attended the 2015 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting in April…

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New Screening Approach Shows Promise

(May 5, 2015) Data from a large clinical trial shows that a personalized method for interpreting blood tests identifies more ovarian cancer cases than a generalized approach…

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Oophorectomy Increases Breast Cancer Survival in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers

(April 29, 2015) A study published in JAMA Oncology last Saturday concluded that an oophorectomy, the surgery to remove ones ovaries, has a substantial impact on survival rates for those diagnosed with stage I or II breast cancer who also tested…

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Announcing the Ovarian Cancer Dream Team!

April 20, 2015:   The Ovarian Cancer Dream Team has been chosen! The Dream Team will focus on “DNA Repair Therapies for Ovarian Cancer,” building on recent advances that have identified DNA repair as a common weakness in ovarian cancer…

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New Recommendations for Ovarian Cancer Prevention

(April 16, 2015) The Society of Gynecologic Oncology has published recommendations for prevention of ovarian cancer in Cancer…

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BRCA Cancer Risk Differs With Type and Location of Mutations

(April 15, 2015) Doctors have long recognized that women with mutations in two particular genes – BRCA1 and BRCA2 – have a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Now they are starting to figure out which mutations are worse than others…

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Rucaparib Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA

(April 14, 2015) The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to rucaparib as monotherapy for patients with advanced ovarian cancer…

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OCRF Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Research Grants

We are now accepting letters of intent for all research grants. LOIs are due May 8, 2015…

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