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OCRF Research Finds Gene Therapy May Help Patients with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

David Pepin, PhD (July 30, 2015) Recurrent ovarian cancer patients have more hope today, thanks to OCRF-funded research by David Pepin, PhD at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pepin and his colleagues found that gene therapy that delivers a protein that suppresses the development of female reproductive... 

Younger Women with Low Grade Ovarian Cancer Face Worse Outcomes

(July 29, 2015) Research published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that upon completion of primary therapy, women with low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary (LGSOC) or peritoneum (LGSPC) who are under the age of 35 and have persistent disease face worse outcomes. Researchers at the... 

OCRF Research Shows PARP/Immune Therapy Combo Shows Promise

(July 23, 2015) New OCRF-funded research demonstrates that combining a PARP-inhibitor with immune therapy results in tumor rejection and long-term survival in a mouse model of BRCA1-deficient ovarian cancer.  The study, published in Cancer Immunology Research, was funded by an OCRF Liz Tilberis Early...