September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn more about the disease and the work being done to fight it.

Ovarian cancer doesn’t have the high public profile of breast cancer, or the simple testing option of cervical cancer, but it’s the most serious women’s cancer in Canada — and the fifth most common cancer in women overall.

HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Sara Cooper, PhD, sat down with the Huffington Post, Canada, to discuss the latest advancements in ovarian cancer research and important things to know about the disease.

“There is no one set risk factor for ovarian cancer, which can make it difficult to determine one’s particular risk profile. “The risk factors for ovarian cancer are a combination of genetic and environmental factors, so completely preventing ovarian cancer will be difficult,” said Cooper.

Read the full story from the Huffington Post

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