In a new study reported in the journal Nature Communications, cancer researchers describe how they developed a mouse model of a very aggressive ovarian cancer that accurately portrays the disease as it occurs in humans. The model has helped them identify two mutated genes whose interaction appears to trigger, then hasten, the development of the cancer.
New mouse model depicts aggressive ovarian cancer just as it presents in humans
Two gene mutations interact to trigger aggressive ovarian tumor formation and growth
The potential for new ways to diagnose ovarian cancer
“Right now, by the time women find out they have ovarian clear cell carcinoma, it’s usually too late. If we can find it earlier, we’ll have much better luck successfully treating patients.”