The Australian Ovarian Cancer Study

Lead researcher

Professor David Bowtell (Vic) (2006-2007), Dr Anna de Fazio (NSW)(2006-2007), Dr D Wyld (Qld)(2006-2007), Dr D Whiteman (Qld)(2006-2007), Dr Dorota Gertig (Vic)(2006-2007), Professor Michael Friedlander (NSW)(2006-2007), Associate Professor Paul Harnett (NSW)(2006-2007), Dr Margaret Davy (SA) (2006), Dr Penny Blomfield (Tas) (2006)& Dr Nikolajs Zeps (WA) (2006)

Institution

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Years funded

2006-2007

The Australian Ovarian Cancer Study is a national study on the environmental and genetic causes of ovarian cancer, funded by the US Dept of Defence and Cancer Councils across Australia. We aim to recruit over a thousand cases of ovarian cancer and an equal number of matched controls to correlate genetic changes in the cancer, and the presence of certain inherited genes, with response to treatment and outcome. We believe that this internationally significant study will shed light on the basis of response of ovarian cancer to treatment and provide an ongoing resource for research into the causes of ovarian cancer, and studies on the response to treatment.

Collaborators

Dr Margaret Davy (SA), Dr Penny Blomfield (Tas) & Dr Nikolajs Zeps (WA) (2007)

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant

Award / Duration

Multi-State Research Grant: 2005-2007

Funding

$69,993

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