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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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Epigenetic Targeting of Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells

(July 29, 2014)   OCRF-funded research published earlier this month provides the first proof of principle that epigenomic strategies efficiently target ovarian cancer stem cells, which are key for treatment resistance and the major factor in…

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Most High Risk Women Aren't Aware of Ovarian Cancer Risk

(July 28, 2014) Research published last week in Behavioral Medicine suggests that most high-risk women (>75%) do not know their risk for ovarian cancer…

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OCRF Research Sheds New Light on Ovarian Cancer Metastasis

(July 21, 2014) According to research funded in part by OCRF, circulating tumor cells spread ovarian cancer through the bloodstream, homing in on a sheath of abdominal fatty tissue where it can grow and metastasize to other organs…

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OCRF Research Shows ARID1A is Tumor Suppressor Gene

(July 8, 2014) Frequent mutations in the ARID1A gene have been previously discovered in ovarian endometrioid and clear-cell cancers…

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Q&A with OCRF Grantee John Weroha, MD, PhD

Q&A with John Weroha, MD, PhD 2014 Liz Tilberis Early Career Award Mayo Clinic               Were you always in interested in science?  By the time I was in high school I knew I wanted to have a career in…

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No Link Between Fertility Drugs and Breast, Ovarian and Uterine Cancers

(July 1, 2014)  There is “little evidence” that the use of conventional fertility hormones used for ovarian stimulation in the treatment of infertility increases the long-term risk of breast and gynecological cancers, according to…

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Palliative Care at Time of Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

(June 25, 2014) Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology earlier this month suggests that palliative care delivered at the time of cancer diagnosis improves survival…

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