Origin of Ovarian Tumors
Study Supported by Second JWS Fund Grant
The Julie W. Schaffner Ovarian Cancer Fund made a second grant (Spring 2017) to a promising research project headed by Joanna Burdette, Ph.D., associate professor and associate dean for research, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago.
The project, which is also being funded by the American Cancer Society, is looking into the possibility that ovarian tumors may also originate from the fallopian tubes, as opposed to just the ovaries. Dr. Burdette and her team are testing this concept by looking at the effects on genes regulated by hormones in the epithelial cells from both the ovaries and the fallopian tubes.
This project is one that that we hope to support over the long-term as it continues to show promising results. We will provide updates in this space as they become available.
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