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


Anti-Tumor Immunity Identified with New Ovarian Cancer Treatment Strategy

Rugang Zhang, Ph.D. finds that a class of drugs known as bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) inhibitors could be used to boost anti-tumor immunity and cause T-cells to target the cancer directly while minimizing side effects.

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Recent Publications

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Aug 21, 2019
Engineered 3D Model of Cancer Stem Cell Enrichment and Chemoresistance.
Neoplasia. 2019 Aug;21(8):822-836. doi: 10.1016/j.neo.2019.06.005. 
Aug 14, 2019
Differences in breast cancer outcomes amongst Black US-born and Caribbean-born immigrants.
Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Aug 14. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05403-9.
Aug 14, 2019
Subsequent therapies and survival after immunotherapy in recurrent ovarian cancer.
Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Aug 14. pii: S0090-8258(19)31457-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.08.006.