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  • OCRFA Research Finds New Genetic Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

    A study published in Nature Genetics has identified nine new susceptibility loci, or disease-associated alleles, for different epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) histotypes and three susceptibility loci within BRCA1 and 2 mutation carriers with EOC. Researchers, including former OCRFA grantee and current OCRFA Scientific Advisory Committee Member Andrew Berchuck, looked at data from 25,509 EOC cases… More

  • The Association Between Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer

    (April 21, 2017) Endometriosis, a condition where the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus, has been found to be associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The lives, habits, and medical histories of over 116,000 registered nurses were evaluated by the Nurses’ Health Study II for 18 years,… More

  • Trends in the Receipt of Guideline Care and Survival for Women with Ovarian Cancer: A Population-Based Study

    (April 20, 2017) Researchers from the National Cancer Institute assessed trends in the receipt of guideline care and 2-year cause-specific survival for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The study included 6427 women diagnosed in 2002 and in 2011. • The adjusted rate of women who received stage-appropriate surgery, 48%, was unchanged from 2002 to 2011.… More


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