Research News

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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Meet OCRF’s 2012 Grantees

OCRF has awarded $5.4 million in grants for ovarian cancer research this year…

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New Genetic Mutation Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer

08/17/2011 Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered a new genetic mutation that increases the risk for ovarian cancer.  This major finding was published online in the journal Nature Genetics on August 7th…

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Researchers Create Genetic "Map" of Ovarian Cancer

In a paper published on June 30, 2011 in the journal Nature, researchers working as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network report that they have created a genetic “map” of ovarian cancer…

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2011 SGO News: GI Risk Clarified for Bevacizumab

Ovarian cancer patients had a twofold greater risk of gastrointestinal adverse effects when bevacizumab was added to chemotherapy, but the angiogenesis inhibitor did not exacerbate other known risks for GI events, data from a large prospective trial…

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2011 SGO News: Genetic Test May Spot Increased Risk for Inherited Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer patients had a twofold greater risk of gastrointestinal adverse effects when bevacizumab was added to chemotherapy, but the angiogenesis inhibitor did not exacerbate other known risks for GI events, data from a large prospective trial…

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2011 SGO News: Menopause Symptoms Common after Gynecologic Cancer

Most survivors of gynecologic cancers have menopausal symptoms, and at least one in four takes replacement hormones, results of the first study of its kind showed…

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