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OCRF Research Identifies Six New Susceptibility Loci for Ovarian Cancer

(Feb. 3, 2015) An international study using data from the OCRF-funded Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium has found six new gene regions which increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer.  The findings were published this month in Nature Communications. Previous studies have identified 12 epithelial... 

Population Study Shows Salpingectomy Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer

(Feb. 2, 2015) Recent studies have suggested that ovarian cancer predominantly arises within the fallopian tubes or the uterus. A group of Swedish researchers hypothesized that surgical removal of the fallopian tubes (salpingectomy) is associated with a reduced risk for ovarian cancer. In the study,... 

OCRF Research Pinpoints Two Genes that Trigger Ovarian Cancer

(January 28, 2015) OCRF grantee Ron Chandler, PhD developed a mouse model of clear cell ovarian cancer and found a potential route to better treatments and much-needed diagnostic screens. Dr. Chandler spearheaded a team of researchers at University of North Carolina that developed a mouse model of clear...