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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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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Recent Publications

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Oct 1, 2022
Pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis dietary patterns and survival in women with ovarian cancer
Sasamoto N, Wang T, Townsend MK, Eliassen AH, Tabung FK, Giovannucci EL, Matulonis UA, Terry KL, Tworoger SS, Harris HR. Br J Cancer. 2022 OCT 01; 127(6):1097-1105. DOI: 10.1038/s41416-022-01901-8. PMID: 35760897.
Aug 25, 2022
Circulating proteomic profiles associated with endometriosis in adolescents and young adults
Sasamoto N, Ngo L, Vitonis AF, Dillon ST, Missmer SA, Libermann TA, Terry KL. Hum Reprod. 2022 AUG 25; 37(9):2042-2053. DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deac146. PMID: 35770801.
Aug 5, 2022
Tumor-Derived Lysophosphatidic Acid Blunts Protective Type I Interferon Responses in Ovarian Cancer
Chae CS, Sandoval TA, Hwang SM, Park ES, Giovanelli P, Awasthi D, Salvagno C, Emmanuelli A, Tan C, Chaudhary V, Casado J, Kossenkov AV, Song M, Barrat FJ, Holcomb K, Romero-Sandoval EA, Zamarin D, Pepin D, D'Andrea AD, Färkkilä A, Cubillos-Ruiz JR. Cancer Discov. 2022 AUG 05; 12(8):1904-1921. DOI: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-21-1181. PMID: 35552618.