Tag: Meet a Scientist

Seeking New Insights Into Origins of Ovarian Cancer | Meet a Scientist

“It’s kind of like how the Apollo mission to the moon gave us Velcro.” Dr…

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A False Alarm, and a Wake-Up Call to Fight Ovarian Cancer

Imagine, if you will, a scene from yesteryear: rows of telephone operators sitting in front of giant switchboards, lights blinking on and off in seemingly random patterns, hands working quickly to plug and unplug wires in order to foster…

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Applying Computational Biology to Ovarian Cancer | Meet a Scientist

Could the next ovarian cancer breakthrough be traced back to a Commodore 64 home computer? After all, in some small measure, OCRA grantee Dr. Sohrab Shah is where he is today thanks to that now-antiquated instrument…

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Focusing on the Next Line of Defense Against Ovarian Cancer | Meet a Scientist

There is an 80% recurrence rate when it comes to ovarian cancer, so the question of ‘what next?’ takes on a huge importance. This is the question that Sarah Gitto, PhD, and her team in the Daniel J…

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Keeping Communication at the Heart of Gynecologic Oncology | Meet a Scientist

For someone who has spent four decades blazing trails in ovarian cancer research and women’s healthcare, it might seem odd that the one word to sum up Dr…

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Finding Sparks, Fueling Motivation | Meet a Scientist

Hui Shen, PhD, spoke of a particular moment that helped cement her commitment to ovarian cancer research. She was working on a complicated project that required a new genomics technology to work…

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Overcoming Obstacles, Believing in Her Work | Meet a Scientist

Duygu Ozmadenci, PhD, grew up in a small town on the Black Sea region of Turkey, across the waters from Chernobyl…

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When a Virus is a Good Thing | Meet a Scientist

Scared. Overwhelmed. Exhausted. Befuddled.  These are common words one might use to describe how we feel during this unprecedented time in history…

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Working for the Next Generation | Meet a Scientist

There are many adjectives one can use to describe ovarian cancer: relentless, cruel, a monster. But Dr. Sunila Pradeep also finds it ironic. “Women spend a lot of time and energy for the next generation…

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Searching for Answers; Finding Dignity | Meet a Scientist

Cockroaches after a nuclear war. That is really the best way to understand what Dr. Ugo Cavallaro, a cell biologist and biochemist, is working on in his lab in Milan, Italy…

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Blazing New Trails | Meet a Scientist

She has swum in the Amazon, gone ice fishing in the Arctic, traveled the Galapagos, and hang-glided in New Zealand. But the biggest trail Dr. Beth Karlan has blazed throughout her life has been in the field of gynecologic oncology. Dr…

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Making the Most of Every Moment | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Ron Buckanovich, an OCRA grantee, uses a metaphor to describe his work. “If I’m trying to get into Chicago and the highways that get me into the city are blocked off, no matter how important my job is, I’m not going to get there…

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