Our research into ovarian cancer

Our strategy

A scientist

For the past 120 years, we’ve been making discoveries that have saved countless lives. But we have so much more to do. Our strategy sets out how we'll accelerate progress towards a better future.

Our research is saving lives

Survival from ovarian cancer has almost doubled over the last 40 years in the UK. We’re proud of the role we’ve played in helping more women survive – from developing the drug carboplatin, to identifying mistakes in genes (including BRCA1 and BRCA2) that increase ovarian cancer risk. Almost half of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer now survive beyond 5 years, but we know we must do more for the women whose cancers don't respond to treatment.

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