Discovering the cell of origin for rare ovarian cancers

Grant number: 2002943 | Funding period: 2021 - 2022

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Abstract

Ovarian cancer has many different varieties, and even though they all grow at the ovary, for some types we don't know the cell where the cancer starts. Using novel sequencing methods, this study will find the tissue of origin for two rare subtypes. This finding will help us to develop appropriate pre-clinical models that we can use to test emerging cancer therapies. Identifying the cell of origin will provide key insights into early detection or even prevention of these rare but deadly diseases.

University of Melbourne Researchers