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OCRF Research Explains Limits of Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs

A new study of ovarian cancer cells from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, funded in part by an OCRF grant to Dr…

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Research Round Up: AACR

Earlier this month, we attended the AACR conference Advances in Ovarian Cancer Research: Exploiting Vulnerabilities, which highlighted many recent pre-clinical advancements in the treatment of ovarian cancer…

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Precision Medicine Initiative

In January’s State of the Union Address, President Obama ushered in an exciting phase in new medical research by introducing the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI)…

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BRCA Mutations Confer Risk, Even in Absence of Family History

(October 15, 2015)  According to a Japanese study published in Cancer, BRCA1/2 gene mutations may be associated with an inherited risk of ovarian cancer regardless of family history…

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Most Women Getting BRCA Test not Getting Genetic Counseling

(October 7, 2015) A report published in JAMA Oncology shows that most commercially insured women who underwent BRCA genetic testing did not receive genetic counseling by trained genetics professionals…

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Beneficial to Ovarian Cancer Patients

(October 1, 2015) A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that women with the most common type of ovarian cancer can safely take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and it could have a beneficial effect on their survival…

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Ovarian Cancer Endpoints at FDA

By Annie Ellis:  On September 3, 2015, Ovarian cancer survivors and FDA Patient Representatives Peg Ford, Susan Leighton and Annie Ellis were invited to provide the patient perspective at the recent Ovarian Cancer Endpoints Workshop hosted by the…

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Ovarian Cancer Endpoints Workshop hosted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

By Annie Ellis On September 3, 2015, Ovarian cancer survivors and FDA Patient Representatives Peg Ford, Susan Leighton and Annie Ellis were invited to provide the patient perspective at the recent Ovarian Cancer Endpoints Workshop hosted by the Food…

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Small Trial Shows Promising Results for Nivolumab in Ovarian Cancer

(September 21, 2015) A small study found that treatment with the anti-PD-1 immunotherapy nivolumab was able to produce complete responses in patients with advanced platinum-resistant ovarian cancer…

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Q&A with OCRFA Grantee Kris Wood, PhD

Q&A with Kris Wood, PhD Duke University 2015 Liz Tilberis Award   OCRFA: Tell me about yourself. Kris Wood: I grew up in Georgetown, KY, a rural town in the central part of the state…

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Teaming Up Against Ovarian Cancer

Check out this guest post by Alan D. D’Andrea, MD, and Elizabeth M…

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OCRF Research Shows Heart Medication Prolongs Life in Ovarian Cancer Patients

(August 26, 2015) Women with epithelial ovarian cancer who happened to be taking nonselective beta-blockers for hypertension survived longer than those who were not taking the drugs, according to a large multicenter retrospective study…

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