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Detection of Gene Mutations in Tampons of Patients With High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

(October 14, 2014) In a pilot study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers detected DNA derived from tumor cells in the vaginas of 60% of patients with ovarian cancer with intact fallopian tubes…

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Ovarian Cancer Oncogene Found in ‘Junk DNA’

(October 6, 2014) A research team based at the University of Pennsylvania mined junk DNA sequences to identify a non-protein-coding RNA whose expression is linked to ovarian cancer…

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SGO Perspectives on Endpoints for Studies of Ovarian Cancer

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Maintenance Pazopanib in Ovarian Cancer: No Survival Benefit, High Rate of Complications

(Sept. 25, 2014) Maintenance therapy with the oral agent pazopanib improved progression free survival (PFS) by a median of 5…

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OCRF Research Finds Metastasis Promoted by Mesothelial Cells

A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation indicates that mesothelial cells actively promote the spread of ovarian cancer…

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Ovarian Cancer Dream Team Call for Ideas Now Open

The American Association for Cancer Research is now accepting submissions of ideas for the new Stand Up To Cancer Ovarian Cancer Translational Research Dream Team Grant that will offer up to $6 million in research funding, which includes $3 million…

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New Study Shows No Association between Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer

(September 12, 2014) A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this month suggests that use of perineal powder does not influence ovarian cancer risk…

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New Stand Up To Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team Announced

Ovarian Cancer Community Joins Forces to Fight Deadliest Gynecologic Cancer A groundbreaking collaboration among three national ovarian cancer organizations was announced during the Stand Up to Cancer telecast on Friday evening, September 5th…

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Statin Therapy and Improved Survival in Some Ovarian Cancer Patients

(September 2, 2014) New research by researchers at the University of Chicago, including OCRF grantee and Scientific Advisory Committee member Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, investigated whether statin use is associated with improved epithelial ovarian…

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Dietary Fat Intake and Risk of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

(August 27, 2014) Recent research published in Cancer Epidemiology suggests that there is “no association with consumption of total fat, animal or plant fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, monounsaturated fat, or fatty fish and risk of invasive…

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New Report Recommends Classifying Cancer by Genetic and Molecular Type

(August 21, 2014) A research network in the US proposes that cancer should be classified according to genetic and molecular features rather than by the type of tissue in which the tumor arises…

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Drug Combination Impacts Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer Patients without BRCA Mutations

BRCA mutations in ovarian cancer are a double-edged sword…

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