OCRF Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Research Grants

We are now accepting letters of intent for all research grants. LOIs are due May 8, 2015. Click here for more information.  MORE

Microenvironment Regulates Tumor Suppressor miRNA

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD (April 2, 2015) According to a study published in the journal Oncogene, the tumor microenvironment can regulate tumor suppressor miRNA in ovarian cancer cells. The direct interaction of the ovarian cancer cells with mesothelial cells, which cover the surface of the omentum, caused... 

Population Distribution of Lifetime Risk of Ovarian Cancer in the US

(April 1, 2015) A study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention looks at ovarian cancer risk in the general population.  In U.S. women, lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is 1.37%, but some women are at a substantially lower or higher ovarian cancer risk due to both genetic and lifestyle...