Welcome to the African American Cancer Epidemiology
Study (AACES) Website
AACES is a research study seeking to better understand the causes of ovarian cancer in
African American women.
- Ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cause of death from cancer in women.
- AACES is the first study to focus on ovarian cancer in African Americans.
- African American women have worse survival than White women after a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
The reason for this is not known.
Who will be in AACES?
- 1000 African American women with a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer and 1000 women who have
never had the disease.
- Eligible women will be contacted by the study team directly through a letter in the mail.
- Women in AACES will be from 9 states: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey,
Ohio, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
By comparing women with and without ovarian cancer, we hope to learn more about the causes
of this disease.
This study is funded by the
National Cancer Institute