Funded Research

Kaleidoscope of Hope raises funds each year for ovarian cancer research through walks, golf outings and events.

Thank you to all researchers who applied for one of our grants.

KOH Grant Awards: 2018

Young Investigator Award
Jocelyn Reader, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Targeting the PGE2 EP4 Receptor as a Mechanism for Improved Chemotherapeutic Response in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

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Young Investigator Award
Yasuto Kinose, M.D., Ph.D
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Targeting Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma with Genomics and Better Models

KOH Grant Awards: 2017

Young Investigator Award
Kalpana Dorayappan, PhD
The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center

Exosome Acute Phase Proteins (APPs) as Potential Biomarkers for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

Fiona Simpkins, MD
Ovarian Cancer Research Center
University of Pennsylvania

Exploiting DNA Damage in Cyclin E High Ovarian Cancers

Lin Zhang, MD
Ovarian Cancer Research Center,
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Circulating Long-Noncoding RNA as an Early Detection Biomarker for High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer.

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KOH Grant Awards: 2016

Alexandra Snyder, MD
Gynecologic Medical Oncology and Immunotherapeutics Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Genomic and Immune Landscape Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Ovarian Cancer

 2016 Grant Recipient for Continued Funding
George Pretti, Ph.D.
Monell Chemical Senses Center

A Novel Multidisciplinary Approach to Development of an Effective Ovarian Cancer Screening Diagnostic Using Volatile Biomarkers

2016 Grant Recipient for Continued Funding
Dr. Cynthia Otto DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR, CCRT
Executive Director, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine

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KOH Grant Awards: 2015

Rachel N. Grisham, M.D.
Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Deciphering the Biologic Predictors of Response to Targeted Therapy in Low Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

Lilie Lin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania

Pilot Study of a Novel PARP Inhibitor PET Tracer in Ovarian Carcinoma

2015 Grant Recipient for Continued Funding
Dr. Cynthia Otto DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR, CCRT
Executive Director, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine

 2015 Grant Recipient for Continued Funding
George Pretti, Ph.D.
Monell Chemical Senses Center

A Novel Multidisciplinary Approach to Development of an Effective Ovarian Cancer Screening Diagnostic Using Volatile Biomarkers