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Detection of Gene Mutations in Tampons of Patients With High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

(October 14, 2014) In a pilot study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers detected DNA derived from tumor cells in the vaginas of 60% of patients with ovarian cancer with intact fallopian tubes. With further development, this approach may hold promise for the early detection... 

Ovarian Cancer Oncogene Found in ‘Junk DNA’

(October 6, 2014) A research team based at the University of Pennsylvania mined junk DNA sequences to identify a non-protein-coding RNA whose expression is linked to ovarian cancer.  The study, which was published in Cancer Cell, was supported in part by an OCRF research grant to Lin Zhang, MD. The... 

SGO Perspectives on Endpoints for Studies of Ovarian Cancer

(Sept. 29, 2014) In a perspective piece for the website MedPage Today, representatives from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology discuss clinical endpoints appropriate for studies addressing the “unique characteristics” of ovarian cancer and progress toward improving outcomes for women affected...