Gynecologic cancers and in particular ovarian cancer are a major health problem in the United States. The Gynecologic Cancers Program seeks to improve methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers with a particular focus on ovarian cancer. The Program addresses all aspects of the disease, including underiying biology, molecular pathways, diagnostics and eariy detection, novel therapeutic targets, and clinical trials.
The Specific Aims of the Gynecologic Cancers Program are: 1. To decipher the molecular events that are critical to the development of ovarian cancer, including testing whether a subset of ovarian cancers arise from the fallopian tube. 2. To discover and evaluate novel biomari

Public Health Relevance

Gynecologic cancers remain a major health problem in this country. In 2010, over 80,000 women will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer resulting in approximately 28,000 deaths. A disproportionate number of these deaths (14.000) result from ovarian cancer. This Program seeks to develop better strategies to detect diagnosis and treat women with these cancers. As a result, these efforts should improve both the survival and quality of life of women with gynecologic cancers.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA006516-49
Application #
8601440
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-12-01
Budget End
2014-11-30
Support Year
49
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$82,109
Indirect Cost
$60,779
Name
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department
Type
DUNS #
076580745
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02215
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