Anna deFazio, BSc (Hons), PhD
University of Sydney
Ovulation-Related Gene Expression Signature Dysregulated in Progression to Cancer
Women with a higher number of ovulations throughout their lifetime, without breaks due to pregnancy or oral contraceptives, have increased ovarian cancer risk. Dr. deFazio’s study aims to identify the genes that participate in the ovulation process in normal cells and become dysregulated and contribute to the development of ovarian cancer. Identifying these genes could help identify high risk women who can be targeted for screening and prevention strategies.