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OCRA-Funded Research Points to Surrounding Tissues for Further Study

(September 10, 2019) Ovarian clear-cell carcinoma is an aggressive form of ovarian cancer.  Endometriosis is derived from the uterine endometrium and is a known risk factor for ovarian clear-cell carcinoma…

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OCRA-Funded Research Moves Immunotherapy Forward

(September 5, 2019) OCRA funded investigator Dmitriy Zamarin, MD, PhD contributed to a study that provides an intriguing hypothesis that mutation in genes like SMARCA4 may improve tumor recognition by the immune system…

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Should You Be Tested for BRCA Mutations? New Guidelines

(August 22, 2019) This week, The US Preventive Services Task Force published new recommendations on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA mutations and BRCA-related cancers…

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New Direction for Research: Microbiota

(August 20, 2019) A new direction for research in ovarian cancer was brought to light last month thanks to a study published in Lancet Oncology. Researchers led by Dr. Nuno R…

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OCRA Funded Research Reveals New Drug Therapy Combination

(July 26, 2019) OCRA grantee Michael Yaffe, MD, PhD, led a study published earlier this month in Cell Systems which found success targeting cancer cells by combining two existing classes of drugs. Dr…

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Combination Niraparib plus Pembrolizumab Shows Promise

(June 18, 2019) Results of new trials, funded in part by OCRA though the Ovarian Cancer Dream Team and published in JAMA Oncology, show that combination niraparib plus pembrolizumab therapy showed promising antitumor activity in patients with…

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OCRA and American Cancer Society Launch New Ovarian Cancer Research Collaboration

Four multidisciplinary teams to be funded to study survivorship (June 13, 2019) In a new collaboration, the American Cancer Society and Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance have joined forces to fund multidisciplinary research projects to explore new…

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Highlights from American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting

(June 7, 2019) OCRA is back from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago, where doctors and researchers met to discuss the latest in the care of women with ovarian cancer…

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OCRA Funded Research Identifies Genes Associated with Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

(May 21, 2019) Earlier this month, Nature Genetics published a study, in part funded by OCRA, that found 34 genes were connected to women developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer…

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Highlights from 2019 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

(April 3, 2019) In March, ovarian cancer researchers, clinicians and advocates gathered to attend the much-anticipated Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s (SGO) 50th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, to discuss the latest cutting edge…

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network Updates Guidelines

(March 26, 2019) The NCCN, or the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, recently updated its clinical guidelines for the treatment of ovarian cancers…

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OCRA Funded Study Aims to Increase Efficacy of PARP Inhibitors

(March 20, 2019) The Ovarian Cancer Dream Team, funded in part by OCRA, recently completed a Phase 1b Trial, which combined a PARP inhibitor with an HRR (homologous recombination repair) pathway inhibitor, such as PI3K, in order to increase the…

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