Skubitz Research Team: Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program

Our Mission

The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program (OCEDP) is to develop, within five years, a clinical test to screen women for early markers of ovarian cancer.

Our goal is to detect ovarian cancer in its earliest stages, when the survival rate is greater than 90%.  Earlier detection will enhance the treatment options for women, since women who are diagnosed early require less extensive surgery and less toxic chemotherapy.

OCEDP in the News

Recent OCEDP News

Dr. Amy Skubitz was the keynote scientific speaker at the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance's Light Duluth Teal Gala event held on September 23 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.  This annual fundraiser for MOCA included a live auction and Duluth's aerial lift bridge was lit in teal in recognition of September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

November, 2017

Dr. Amy Skubitz was the keynote scientific speaker at the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance's Light Duluth Teal Gala event held on September 23 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.  This annual fundraiser for MOCA included a live auction and Duluth's aerial lift bridge was lit in teal in recognition of September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

Duluth bridge lit with MOCA teal colors

 

    Research Projects

    Meet the Team

    Facilities at UMN

    Facilities at UMN

    Research Funding Support

    Research Funding Support

    Funding for the OCEDP has been provided by:

    National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute

    Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

    Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance 

    Cancurables Foundation

    Charlene's Light 

    University of Minnesota

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    Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Contact the Director:

    Amy P.N. Skubitz, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Adjunct Professor, Dept Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health
    University of Minnesota
    MMC 395
    420 Delaware Street, S.E.
    Minneapolis, MN  55455
    skubi002@umn.edu