Research News

Avastin and Chemo for Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer Increases Progression Free Survival

(March 20, 2014) A group of French researchers conducted a randomized, phase III trial (called AURELIA) combining bevacizumab (Avastin) with chemotherapy in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.  The results of the trial, which enrolled 361 patients, were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The... 

Weekly Carboplatin Plus Paclitaxel Improves Quality of Life

(March 14, 2014)  A large European clinical trial showed that carboplatin plus paclitaxel once a week (versus every three weeks) can be an effective front-line treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer. The results of the study were published in the medical journal The Lancet. Carboplatin plus... 

OCRF Research Shows Glycans Can Identify Ovarian Cancer

Gary Leiserowitz, MD OCRF-funded research at UC Davis have verified that glycans (sugars attached to proteins) can be used to identify ovarian cancer. The study was published online in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. “This is one of many papers we’ve done to see if...