Dusica Cvetkovic, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Validation of an ovarian cancer biomarker panel in high-risk women
This study will examine ovaries removed during prophylactic (preventative) surgery, before ovarian cancer is discovered or suspected. The hypothesis is that aberrant DNA methylation can be detected in the blood of women prior to the onset of clinical symptoms. Researchers will examine changes in DNA to establish a biomarker panel that would identify the development of ovarian cancer at the earliest possible time.