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OCRA Funded Research Reveals Immune Suppression in Ovarian Cancer

(October 15, 2018) This month in Nature, researchers from Weill Cornell published a study that helps to explain why the body’s natural immune response struggles to fight back against ovarian cancer…

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Certain Kinds of Contemporary Birth Control Pills Shown to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

(October 11, 2018) The BMJ recently published a study from Denmark about the effect that newer birth control pills have on ovarian cancer risk…

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Baby Aspirin Associated with Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

(October 9, 2018) A study, published in JAMA Oncology, followed about 200,000 women over the course of 25 years in order to track their use of analgesics…

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OCRA Funded Study Increased Genetic Counseling Referrals for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Patients

(October 2, 2018) A study by the Mayo Clinic earlier this year aimed to increase the amount of genetic counseling referrals to epithelial ovarian cancer patients by supplying patients with a Genetics Referral Toolkit…

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OCRFA Funded Research Identifies Biomarker Linked to HGSOC Treatment and Survival Outcomes

(September 21, 2018) In an international collaboration funded in part by OCRFA, published recently in Cell, researchers used proteomics, the large-scale study of proteins, to identify an important indicator for treatment and disease-free survival in…

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Big Strides Made in Identifying More BRCA1 Mutations

(September 19, 2018) Researchers at the University of Washington recently made a breakthrough in identifying and confirming variants of the BRCA1 mutation, a gene mutation that increases a woman’s risk of breast and ovarian cancers…

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Exploring the Importance of Glycogen in Cancer Metastasis

(September 14, 2018) A study published in Cell Metabolism explores the use of glycogen by ovarian cancer tumor cells, specifically in an area where metastasis happens quickly, the omentum…

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New Clues on the Origins of Ovarian Cancer

(August 30, 2018) Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have found new clues to the origin of high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC)…

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Non-BRCA Genes Associated with Breast and Ovarian Cancers Identified and Confirmed

(August 24, 2018) A recent study, published in JAMA Oncology, shed light on non-BRCA gene associations to breast and ovarian cancers…

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Women with Medicare Found to Have Low Genetic Testing Rates

(August 23, 2018) Researchers from Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research recently conducted a study which focused on Medicare Part B recipients, those above the age of 65 or disabled, who were eligible for genetic testing…

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Mutation Patterns Predict Survival and Treatment Resistance in Patients

(August 22, 2018) Several institutions in the UK recently published their project on finding patterns in DNA mutations. The tumors of 117 women, all of whom were diagnosed with high grade serous ovarian cancer, were processed by computer algorithms…

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Analgesic Use Has Positive Effect in Ovarian Cancer Patients

(July 30, 2018) Recently, two retrospective studies were published about the effects of analgesics, or pain relievers, on ovarian cancer…

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