Tag: Research

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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Dose Dense Therapy Appears Beneficial

A study of 637 Japanese women with ovarian, fallopian or primary peritoneal cancer showed that dose dense chemotherapy provided a benefit…

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Fertility Drugs Do Not Appear to Cause Ovarian Cancer

A study of approximately 2700 women showed that women who used fertility drugs did not have a higher risk of ovarian cancer, except for women who used fertility drugs and never got pregnant…

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Ovarian Cancer Patients with Robust Support Networks Live Longer

According to a study of 186 women with ovarian cancer, women with high levels of emotional support lived longer than women without them…

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Removing Fallopian Tubes Reduces Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Based on data showing that removing a woman’s fallopian tubes removes her risk of developing ovarian cancer, doctors are now urging women who are having their tubes tied to have them removed, instead…

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