NWA Cancer Research Group Initiates Global Study

Highlands Oncology Group Conducted the First Screening In Global Research Initiative

Highlands Oncology Group (Highlands), Northwest Arkansas’ leading cancer research group, conducted the first screening of a subject in a global research initiative of ovarian cancer. Highlands is proud to have launched this important research.

The study will explore the value of “anti-PDL-1” immunotherapy, in concurrence with chemotherapy, in the treatment of patients with targeted ovarian cancer. Highlands is proud to have managed the first screening, of a subject, which launched the research.

Immunotherapy is treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight diseases such as cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

The study researches a new immunomodulator in ovarian cancer. Immunomodulators are agents that modify the immune response or how the immune system functions. Ways this can be achieved is by stimulating antibody formation of the inhibition of white blood cell activity.

Ovarian cancer is the 11th most common cancer among women and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women, according to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

As ovarian cancer is the deadliest among the gynecologic cancers and continues to devastate the health of many women, Highlands, the leading cancer treatment and research facility in Northwest Arkansas, is committed to the research and treatment advancement of ovarian cancers.


Highlands Oncology Group is a state-of-the-art facility, with a world-class team of specialists, that is committed to providing premier cancer treatment and to enhancing the quality of life of patients and their loved ones. Highlands Oncology group provides this in a friendly, comfortable environment conveniently located in Northwest Arkansas. Highlands offers the latest technology of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapies, on-site labs, a pharmacy and an infusion center. They also offer access to clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinics and support groups. Highlands Oncology Group is helping patients win the battle against cancer every day.

For more information visit www.HighlandsOncologyGroup.com

Source: Highlands Oncology Group