AGGRESSIVE OVARIAN CANCER MUTATION IDENTIFIED – Tinas Wish

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AGGRESSIVE OVARIAN CANCER MUTATION IDENTIFIED

AGGRESSIVE OVARIAN CANCER MUTATION IDENTIFIED

Douglas A. Levine, M.D., Tina’s Wish Researcher and Chair of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee and board member, and his colleagues, identified a genetic mutation that appears to cause small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT), a rare but very aggressive type of ovarian cancer found in young women. The findings were published in Nature Genetics, March 23, 2014.

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