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We are dedicated to improving the health of women through education on the warning signs of ovarian cancer, support of those diagnosed with the disease and promotion of ovarian cancer research.

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Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect, especially in the early stages. Do you know the signs?

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RSS Recent News from Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance

  • Lymphadenectomy in Ovarian Cancer Patients Can Be Unnecessary 03/18/2019
    (March 18, 2019) Before the most recent study on the usage of lymphadenectomy, published earlier this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, it was thought that surgically removing clinically negative lymph nodes had a positive effect on the patient’s health. Now, doctors are rethinking that approach. The LION, Lymphadenectomy in Ovarian Neoplasms, trial… […]
  • OCRA-Funded Research Indicates that Stem-Like Cells May Be Key to Preventing Recurrence 03/15/2019
    (March 15, 2019) Cell Reports recently published a study about a drug that, given in combination with chemotherapy, could greatly increase survival rates of ovarian cancer patients. Researchers, including OCRA grantees Illana Chefetz, PhD and Ronald Buckanovich, MD, PhD, identified a new drug, 673A, that finds and destroys stem-like ovarian cancer cells. Stem-like cells are… […]

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