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Be #RareAware for Rare Ovarian Cancers

Many people are surprised to learn that ovarian cancer is not one disease, but several distinct types and subtypes. Each type differs in who it typically affects, how it spreads, how it’s treated, and its prognosis…

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Inspired Advice: What Changes to Your Diet and Exercise Routine Have Helped You Since Diagnosis?

Those who have faced an ovarian or gynecologic cancer diagnosis have so much to offer to others going through a similar experience – be it support, tips or friendship…

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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Stories

Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer can be overwhelming, and it can help to know that you aren’t alone…

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Inspired Advice: How Do You Keep from Feeling Isolated?

Those who have faced an ovarian or gynecologic cancer diagnosis have so much to offer to others going through a similar experience – be it support, tips or friendship…

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The Overview: May 2021

Before we head into the long holiday weekend, we wanted to share all the latest news and happenings. See below for updates in ovarian cancer research and advocacy, and discover new ways to get support and get involved…

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Share for #RareAware

#RareAware is a new campaign from OCRA that will, like its name suggests, raise awareness around rare forms of ovarian cancer — shining a light on the people affected by these rare tumors, offering resources and information, and building…

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OCRA-Funded Research Uncovers New Checkpoint Mechanism, Potential New Therapeutic Target

New research from The Wistar Institute and Peter MacCallum Cancer Center has uncovered a previously unknown checkpoint mechanism for gene expression, that may open up new avenues for transcription-based targeted cancer therapies in the future…

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Gaming for an Ovarian Cancer Cure | OCRA Hero

You can call him Panda. Tamborine Panda. Tamborine Panda is the gamer tag John Donzelli created back when he was in college and the first X Box system came out…

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Large Study Suggests Ovarian Cancer Screening in General Public Doesn’t Save Lives

Results from a large British clinical trial, which involved more than 200,000 post-menopausal women who were followed for more than 15 years, showed that screening average-risk, asymptomatic women for ovarian cancer does not reduce deaths from the…

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Can You Get Ovarian Cancer At Any Age?

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most commonly occurring cancer in women worldwide, and causes more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. In the United States, it ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women…

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What Does OCRA Mean to You? Tell Us in a Video!

Your video will help connect more people to our research, advocacy and support programs! What is your connection to ovarian cancer? What is your involvement, and why do you support OCRA? (note: please say O.C.R.A…

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Highlights: 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The first part of this year’s annual meeting of the AACR was titled “Discovery Science Driving Clinical Breakthroughs” and was held virtually from April 10 to 14, 2021…

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