Roswell Park Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry

Roswell Park’s Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry is a unique resource dedicated to advancing critical research necessary to find better ways to detect, treat and prevent ovarian cancer.

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What We Do

The Registry’s collection of data and biosamples, the largest of its kind, allows researchers to study emerging patterns and trends in ovarian cancer and identify underlying genetic causes of the disease.

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Illustration of an ovarian cancer tumor

About Ovarian Cancer

Although most cases of ovarian cancer occur by chance, up to 15 to 20% of ovarian cancers are related to an inherited gene mutation.

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Dr. Katherine LaVigne Mager in clinic August 2022

Our History

The Registry was founded at Roswell Park in 1981 and today supports ovarian cancer research around the world.

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