Research News

2011 SGO News: Mutation Link to Ovarian Cancer Disputed

Developers of a genetic-susceptibility test for ovarian cancer might have jumped the gun, according to an OCRF-funded research consortium that found no association between a KRAS mutation and risk of the cancer…

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2011 SGO News: ESAs Linked to Mortality Risk in Ovarian Cancer

Cancer recurrence and death occurred significantly more often in ovarian cancer patients treated with erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs), data from a retrospective cohort review showed…

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2011 SGO News: PARP Inhibitor Active in Ovarian Cancer

Almost half of patients with heavily pretreated ovarian cancer benefited from an investigational PARP inhibitor, results of a phase I study showed…

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2011 SGO News: MicroRNA May Help Predict Ovarian Cancer Response

Changes in expression of a microRNA showed potential for predicting response to the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) in recurrent serous ovarian cancer, according to results of a small study reported here…

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2011 SGO News: Medicare Patients Get Less Than Best Ovarian Cancer Care

Most older patients with ovarian cancer may receive care that doesn't measure up to national standards, according to an analysis of a National Cancer Institute (NCI) database and Medicare claims data…

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Study Shows that Few Lives Saved with Current Ovarian Cancer Screening Technology

12/21/2010 Available ovarian cancer screening only slightly reduces the number of deaths from the disease, a new study finds…

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OCRF Research Finds microRNA Regulates Cancer Stem Cells

11/08/2010 OCRF Grantee Lin Zhang, MD  Research has provided strong support for the ovarian cancer stem cell hypothesis, which proposes that a rare subpopulation of tumor cells—cancer stem cells– have the unique ability to initiate and…

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Understanding Ovarian Cancer: Part One of OCRF’s Educational Series

  09/28/2010 View a seven-part series about ovarian cancer, brought to you by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.The series is narrated by Douglas A. Levine, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Dr…

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OCRF Statement on OVA1

Some of you may have recently seen articles in the newspaper or on TV about a test called OVA1…

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Meet OCRF's Newest Grantees

01/29/2010 Each year, OCRF awards millions of dollars in grants to researchers who are working to beat ovarian cancer.  Our two newest grantees, Dr. Lin Zhang and Dr…

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SGO's Statement on Use of CA125 for Monitoring Ovarian Cancer

06/08/2009 Last weekend a European study regarding the use of CA 125 testing in ovarian cancer patients was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) Annual Meeting…

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Announces New Research Grant Recipients

03/17/2009 Today, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) announced its most recent research grant recipients…

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