OCRF & Ovarian Cancer National Alliance are now one strong, united, inspiring voice!
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) have led the way in advocacy, research and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. As of January 2016, we are pleased to announce we are joining together to form Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Read the exciting news!


1998 Individual Investigator Grant Recipient – Timothy Lane

Timothy Lane, Ph.D.
UCLA/School of Medicine
Tumor Gene Overexpression: A Functional Assay to Identify New Tumor Suppressor Genes


Timothy F. Lane, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry. His main research interests are related to defining the role of stem cells in breast cancer progression and the role of Wnt signaling in regulating various adult stem cell compartments in bone and breast biology. His work on endothelial stem cell function in breast cancer is funded by one NIH R01 grant, and a Young investigator award from the American Cancer society.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington (1992), and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, in Genetics.

Dr. Lane is a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA where he is part of the Cancer Cell Biology Program Area and the Women’s Cancers Program Area. He is also an active member of the Orthopedics Research Center, and the Molecular Biology Institute. Dr. Lane is Co-PI of the Tumor Cell Biology Training grant and serves on the Graduate Student Committee of the Molecular Biology Institute. He is also Director of the UCLA/Laser Scanning Cytometer Shared Instrument Facility and serves on UCLA’s Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee and the Council on Research.