About the Academy

A collaborative research training environment

The Ovarian Cancer Academy is a virtual career development and research training platform that consists of Early-Career Investigator/Designated Mentor pairs and two Academy Deans.

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Academy Highlights


BRCA1 GENE FOUND TO HAVE NEW CRITICAL ROLES IN DNA REPAIR

Neil Johnson, PhD finds thab BRCA1 alleles can have separation-of-function mutations that combine to provide a level of HR sufficient for normal development and hematopoiesis. Because BRCA1 activities can be genetically separated, compound heterozygosity may protect individuals from Fanconi anemia.

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Sep 28, 2020
Aromatase inhibitor use, side effects and discontinuation rates in gynecologic oncology patients
Bell SG, Dalton L, McNeish BL, Fang F, Henry NL, Kidwell KM, McLean K.
Sep 21, 2020
The m(6)A RNA demethylase FTO is a HIF-independent synthetic lethal partner with the VHL tumor suppressor
Xiao Y, Thakkar KN, Zhao H, Broughton J, Li Y, Seoane JA, Diep AN, Metzner TJ, von Eyben R, Dill DL, Brooks JD, Curtis C, Leppert JT, Ye J, Peehl DM, Giaccia AJ, Sinha S, Rankin EB.
Jul 31, 2020
Carcinoma-Associated Mesenchymal Stem Cells Promote Chemoresistance in Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells via PDGF Signaling
Raghavan S, Snyder CS, Wang A, McLean K, Zamarin D, Buckanovich RJ, Mehta G.