Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death in Australian women. More than 1700 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in Australia, and nearly 1000 women die from the disease each year.


There has been little improvement in survival rates over the past 30 years. There is a great need for better diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. This is the motivation for our ovarian cancer researchers.

Our ovarian cancer research

Our ovarian cancer researchers aim to:

  • discover how epithelial ovarian cancer starts
  • develop better ways to treat ovarian cancer
  • assess new ovarian cancer treatments in laboratory models and clinical trials
  • establish markers that predict a patient’s response to treatment.
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