Tag: Research

OCRA-Funded Research Points to Potential for Predicting Ovarian Cancer

New study findings not only reveal where the most common ovarian cancer subtype originates in certain patients, but also point to the future possibility of being able to predict who will get the disease…

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Secondary Cytoreductive Surgery Post-Recurrence Results in Longer Overall Survival

A randomized trial recently showed that patients with an ovarian cancer recurrence who undergo cytoreductive surgery along with chemotherapy show better survival rates than those who only receive chemotherapy…

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OCRA-Funded Study Identifies Antibiotic Found to Kill Tumor Cells Containing BRCA Mutations

A long-running study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, published in Nature Cancer and co-funded by OCRA, has discovered that the antibiotic novobiocin is capable of targeting and killing tumor cells in laboratory cell lines and tumor models with…

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Large Study Suggests Ovarian Cancer Screening in General Public Doesn’t Save Lives

Results from a large British clinical trial, which involved more than 200,000 post-menopausal women who were followed for more than 15 years, showed that screening average-risk, asymptomatic women for ovarian cancer does not reduce deaths from the…

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OCRA-Funded Research Discoveries in 2020

It’s hard to believe 2020 is almost over, and what a year it’s been…

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OCRA-Funded Scientists Further Study Gene Mutation Connected to Ovarian Cancer

An international collaborative of scientists, including Dr. Ronald Chandler at Michigan State University, studied ARID1A mutations, which are specific gene mutations observed in deep ovarian and deep infiltrating endometriosis…

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The Overview: November 2020

We’re full on into fall, and giving thanks for all that we’ve accomplished together, in a year that’s been more than a little challenging…

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What’s New in Ovarian Cancer Research and Treatment

A bright spot in 2020 for the ovarian cancer community has been the ongoing developments in research and treatments…

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Watch Expert Presentations from OCRA’s Virtual National Conference

Want to learn what’s new in ovarian cancer research and care? Start here…

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NIH to Enforce Public Access Policy

As a condition of receiving public monies for research, the researchers must make available the results of their work. The National Institutes of Health will begin to delay grants to those who do not comply with this policy…

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Study Shows Few Women Recognize Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that women were not aware of the non-gynecologic symptoms of gynecologic cancers, such as abdominal or back pain…

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Exposure to Sunlight May Reduce the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A study of 3,000 women found that those expose to more ultraviolet radiation had a decreased risk of ovarian cancer and an increased risk of borderline tumors…

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