Research News

Decisions on a Knife-Edge: Risks and Benefits of Fallopian Tube Removal

(March 20, 2015) This excellent, accessible piece in Mosaic Magazine, “Decisions on a Knife-Edge,”¬†explores the difficult choices high-risk women face when considering how to decrease their chances of developing ovarian cancer.¬† Removing only the fallopian tubes will avoid forcing a woman... 

Tailored Surgical Approach Leads to Better Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer

(March 10, 2015) An algorithm developed at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has dramatically increased complete resection rates in advanced ovarian cancer, giving patients the best possible chance of survival. The work was funded in part by an OCRF research grant to Anil Sood, MD. The results are... 

OCRF Research Finds New Therapeutic Strategy for Ovarian Cancer

Rugang Zhang, PhD (February 17, 2015) OCRF-funded researchers at The Wistar Institute have identified a new therapeutic target in clear cell ovarian cancer, paving the way for what could be the first effective targeted therapy of its kind for the disease. The findings were published online by the journal...