Iqra holds a MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a BSc in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Currently, she is completing a PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Her research has ranged from across various disease areas including Alzheimer’s disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, bleeding disorders and rare pediatric brain tumors.
A newly developed two-pronged antibody is 100 times more effective at destroying ovarian cancer cells than other antibodies in clinical trials, according to researchers at the University of Virginia School ... Read more
Regular use of anti-inflammatory medication, such as aspirin, after an ovarian cancer diagnosis appears to improve ovarian cancer-specific survival, a study shows. The study, “Pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis use of common ... Read more
A laboratory technique that measures protein levels in tissue samples — called immunohistochemistry (IHC) — is a quicker and less expensive alternative to detect ARID1A mutations in patients with ovarian and other ... Read more
Expression of a certain protein on two types of immune cells could help predict which cancer patients will respond to a specific immunotherapy, a study shows. The study, “Host expression of ... Read more
Researchers have found a set of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) – RNA molecules with no protein-coding capacity – that participate in the metastatic process of ovarian cancer cells. Inhibiting one ... Read more
Platinum-based chemotherapy (PBC) should be not be delayed in favor of non-platinum-based chemotherapy (NPBC) in patients with partially platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, a new study shows. The study, “Randomized Controlled Trial ... Read more
Nearly all ovarian cancer patients enrolled in NuCana‘s Phase 1b trial benefited from the combination of Acelarin (NUC-1031) plus Paraplatin (carboplatin), according to data presented at the recent European Society ... Read more