Is it possible to screen for ovarian cancer?

Ahmed lab

The earlier ovarian cancer is detected, the better chance a woman has of survival. Professor Ahmed Ahmedand his team are working to better understand ovarian cancer in order to develop the world’s first ovarian cancer screening tool. The lab has already made a key discovery: a protein called SOX2 is far more prevalent in the fallopian tubes of women with or at risk of ovarian cancer. 

What’s next?

Professor Ahmed’s goal is to learn as much as possible about the origin of ovarian cancer and find biological markers, like SOX2, that flag the growth of ovarian cancer through a full understanding of precancerous lesions; and use DNA data to map the genetic profile of these precancerous lesions to uncover how they become cancerous. 

You can support Professor Ahmed's vital work by donating to the Ovarian Cancer Screening Appeal