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  • OCRFA Research Finds New Gene Mutation Spurs Cancer Growth

    An OCRFA funded study, published on January 13, 2017 in Oncotarget, sheds light on EMSY, a gene that researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center now understand to have a role similar to those of BRCA1 and BRCA2. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are well known genes that, when working, help with DNA damage repair, which… More

  • Rucaparib Extends PFS in Ovarian Cancer

    Results from the ARIEL2 trial, funded in part by OCRFA’s grant to the Stand Up to Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team, were recently published in The Lancet. The goal of the trial was to test if the efficacy of rucaparib, an oral PARP inhibitor, was dependent on the type of tumor mutation. The international study… More

  • OCRFA Funded Research Studies DNA Repair in Ovarian Cancer Cells

    (January 30, 2017) In a study funded in part by OCRFA, and published this month in Oncotarget, researchers, including first author and former OCRFA grantee Petar Jelinic, PhD, studied EMSY, a putative BRCAness gene, and its role in the suppression of DNA damage repair in ovarian cancer cells. The EMSY gene is amplified in approximately… More


Upcoming Events

  • Turn Up the Heat! Gala

    Tickets on sale NOW for an evening of culinary delights to benefit ovarian cancer research! 50+ chef...

    February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
  • 2017 Ovarian Cancer National Conference

    At the 2016 Ovarian Cancer National Conference, attendees heard from the country’s top researc...

    July 7 @ 8:00 am - July 9 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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