The Mayo Clinic has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant to fund ovarian cancer research. The National Cancer Institute award totals $11.5-million over 5 years.
Mayo says improved treatment options for women suffering from ovarian cancer over the past 30 years have extended the average survival time but the ultimate cure rate has not changed much.
Figures show 22,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with the disease every year and 16,000 die.
KAAL by Mary Tiang 08/28/05