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Removing Fallopian Tubes Reduces Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Based on data showing that removing a woman’s fallopian tubes removes her risk of developing ovarian cancer, doctors are now urging women who are having their tubes tied to have them removed, instead…

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DNA Repair Genes May be a Predictor of Ovarian Cancer Survival

04/30/2012   Research published this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that DNA repair genes may be a predictor of ovarian cancer survival…

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Increased BMI and Height Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk

04/16/2012 Research reported in the journal PLoS Medicine finds that a woman’s Body Mass Index (BMI) and height are both tied to her risk for ovarian cancer…

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Draft USPSTF Statement Recommends Against Ovarian Cancer Screening

04/11/2012   In a draft statement released April 11, 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) again stated that screening average-risk women for ovarian cancer does more harm than good…

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Updates from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Meeting

04/03/2012 Members of OCRF’s senior staff and Scientific Advisory Committee recently attended the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Austin, TX…

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OCRF Invited to Participate in Important New National Research Initiative

03/06/2012   The U.S…

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OCRF Research Defines Association Between Ovarian Cancer and Endometriosis

02/22/2012   Research by a team of scientists funded by OCRF has shown that there is an association between invasive ovarian cancer and endometriosis.  The research was reported on February 22nd in Lancet Oncology…

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OCRF Research Explains High Platelets and Reduced Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients

02/17/2012 An international team of researchers led by OCRF grantee Anil Sood, MD has found that elevated platelet levels in ovarian cancer patients fuel tumor growth and reduce survival…

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OCRF Research Provides Further Evidence that Ovarian Cancer Originates in Fallopian Tube

02/16/2012   Work funded by Ovarian Cancer Research Fund has shown that the high-grade serous ovarian cancer arises in the fallopian tube of mice that lack two specific genes…

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Study Finds BRCA Mutation Boosts Ovarian Cancer Survival

01/27/2012   A large, multicenter study shows that women with ovarian cancer who have mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes have better survival rates than women who do not have such mutations…

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New Study Evaluates Usefulness of New Symptom Indices

01/24/2012 The use of symptom indices to identify patients with symptoms associated with ovarian cancer who may need further screening is increasing in both the UK and the US in an attempt to promote earlier diagnosis, but these indices may need to…

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OCRF Researchers Discover Genomic Complexity and AKT Dependence in Serous Ovarian Cancer

01/20/2012                Dr. Doug Levine and Dr…

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