Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Awards $5.4 Million in Grants

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Awards $5.4 Million in Grants

The New York City-based Ovarian Cancer Research Fund has announced research grants totaling $5.4 million.

Grants ranging from $75,000 to $900,000 were awarded to teams of experienced investigators, junior faculty with a strong commitment to the field, and promising young postdoctoral and clinical fellows conducting innovative research at a dozen leading medical institutions in the United States, including Baylor College of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

"This research is a recognition that ovarian cancer should not be treated similarly in all cases," said Jeff Boyd, chair of the foundation's scientific advisory committee. "And, as we gain a better understanding of the origins of this extraordinary complex disease, this may inspire a rebirth and a new wave of research into much-needed screening and early detection methods."

For a complete list of grantees, visit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Web site.

"Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Awards $5.4 Million in 2012 Research Grants." Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Press Release 01/03/2012.