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Established in 2011, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance strives to save women's lives by promoting the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes.  MIOCA raises awareness of ovarian cancer, provides resources and support to survivors and their families, advocates both locally and federally, educates Michigan communities, and funds innovative ovarian cancer research.

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2018 Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Award Recipients

It is with great pride and excitement that MIOCA announces the 2018 Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Award Recipients.  Due to the tremendous support of MIOCA, the Board of Directors has once again increased the funds dedicated to ovarian cancer research here in Michigan. A total of $150,000 will fund three talented researchers working to improve treatment outcomes.  MIOCA thanks all researchers who submitted proposals for consideration and congratulates the following $50,000 award recipients.

John Risinger, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of Gynecologic Oncology Research
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Biology
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Mitochondrial disfunction in ARID1A mutant ovarian clear cell cancer

Jose Teixeira
Professor, Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Biology
Michigan State University
Study of the Molecular Mechanisms Involved in High Grade Serous Progression from Metaplasia

Ira Winer, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Department of Oncology
Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Center
The Endoplasmic Reticulum, Cellular Stress and the unfolded Protein Response (UPR) in Ovarian Cancer Therapeutic Targeting