Tag: OCRA Research

OCRA-Funded Study Finds Menopausal Hormone Therapy Associated with Improved Survival from Ovarian Cancer

(July 27, 2020) Research from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC) found that “using menopausal hormone therapy prior to diagnosis extends ovarian cancer survival…

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OCRA Awards $6.6 Million in Ovarian Cancer Research Grants for 2020

(January 13, 2020) Thanks to your support, 22 top scientists at 19 eminent medical centers across the world will delve into important topics across the ovarian cancer landscape…

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OCRA-Funded Research Advances Immunotherapy

(December 23, 2019) OCRA-funded scientist Dr. Sarah Gitto is making strides toward better harnessing the immune system to fight ovarian cancer. As reported recently in Gynecologic Oncology, Dr…

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OCRA-Funded Research Breakthroughs in 2019

OCRA-funded scientists have been hard at work this year, uncovering breakthroughs in ovarian cancer prevention, diagnostics, and treatment that can save women’s lives…

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OCRA-Funded Research Yields Insight into Clear Cell Ovarian Cancers

(November 13, 2019) A study recently published in Nature Communications and led by OCRA grantee Dr. Rugang Zhang showed that the ARID1A protein plays a fundamental role in ensuring correct chromosome segregation when the cells divide…

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OCRA-Funded Research Explores New Pathways for Understanding Metastases

(October 30) In an effort to further understand disease initiation and progression, OCRA grantee 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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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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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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OCRA and American Cancer Society Launch New Ovarian Cancer Research Collaboration

Four multidisciplinary teams to be funded to study survivorship (June 13, 2019) In a new collaboration, the American Cancer Society and Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance have joined forces to fund multidisciplinary research projects to explore new…

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OCRA Funded Research Identifies Genes Associated with Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

(May 21, 2019) Earlier this month, Nature Genetics published a study, in part funded by OCRA, that found 34 genes were connected to women developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer…

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