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Action Alert: Cosponsor Johanna’s Law Reauthorization (H.R. 4560)

We need your help to strengthen critical gynecologic cancer education and awareness programs. (October 16, 2019) Recently, Rep…

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OCRA Hosts First Annual Hope Fashion Show in Dallas

(October 10, 2019) On September 19, fashion and inspiration for ovarian cancer cures hit the runway at OCRA’s first annual Hope Fashion Show in Dallas…

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PARP Inhibitor and Chemotherapy Combination Improves Progression-Free Survival

(October 7, 2019) Published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, a group of investigators led by OCRA Scientific Advisory Committee member Dr…

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OCRA-Funded Research Elucidates New Immunotherapy Approach

(September 19, 2019) While harnessing the immune system has resulted in strong responses for a subset of cancer patients, the majority of patients have remained unresponsive to this approach…

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Quiz: Test Your Ovarian Cancer Knowledge

It’s important for everyone to know the symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer…

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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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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Every September, we come together to shine a spotlight on ovarian cancer, spread awareness, and raise critical funds for research and patient support…

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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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BE LOUD Video Series Turns Up the Volume on Ovarian Cancer

(August 21, 2019) Every 23 minutes, another woman in the U.S. hears the words “You have ovarian cancer” for the first time. Because ovarian cancer symptoms can be subtle and attributed to other factors, diagnosis often comes as a surprise…

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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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