Tag: Research

Comprehensive Study Provides Recommendations for Better Ovarian Cancer Patient Care

Key recommendations for improving care of ovarian cancer patients in the United States have been published as part of a collaborative, in-depth initiative spearheaded by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and involving a…

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New Study Shows Surgical Removal of Fallopian Tubes Can Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

In promising news on the prevention front, one surgical procedure that leaves the ovaries intact may greatly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer…

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New Research Shows Cervical Cells May Hold Key to Predicting Ovarian Cancer Risk

Cervical cell samples that are routinely collected as part of Pap smears may hold promise for predicting the risk of ovarian and other cancers, according to recent findings published as two separate papers in Nature — one focused on…

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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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