Research Projects

Ovarian Cancer

African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES)
This project, also known as Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer in African American Women, examines environmental and genetic risk factors for ovarian cancer in African American women. The project employs rapid case ascertainment networks in nine states, including Texas, to identify African American women diagnosed with ovarian cancer within 1-3 months of diagnosis. Controls will also be recruited (matched on age, race, state and county). This project is funded by the National Cancer Institute.