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A Thanksgiving Message from Audra Moran, President & CEO

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all well, staying safe, and enjoying preparations for a lovely holiday. Whether you’re gathering with loved ones or holding them in your heart as you celebrate, I wish you warmth and joy…

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Working Out to Work Towards a Cure | Heroes Highlights

In this time of giving thanks, we want to take a moment to look back and express our gratitude for the OCRA Heroes who stepped up for September’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to sweat it out at Ovarian Fitness events around the country, all…

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The Overview: November 2021

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we have much to be thankful for … an embracing and strong survivor community, supporters who remain ever committed to the cause, and brilliant grantees who are making strides every day in the search for…

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Action Alert: Urge Your Elected Officials to Co-Sponsor the DIVERSE Trials Act

Clinical trials are fundamental to the discovery of new and better therapies in the fight against ovarian cancer. Yet enrollment and widespread availability remain a challenge…

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Going to Great Lengths to Support the Cause and Strengthen a Marriage | Survivor Stories

Shelley O’Keefe had been experiencing weird bruising, some fatigue, and lower back pain for a few years…

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OCRA-Funded Study Points to New Approach to Improve Ovarian Cancer Treatment

The following is a press release from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and Magee-Womens Research Institute PITTSBURGH, Nov…

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Exercise and Ovarian Cancer

Physical activity has been touted as important for a whole host of reasons, from bone health to mental health and everything in between…

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The Overview: October 2021

Have we got a roundup in store! You heard from us a lot in September (thanks to you, we surpassed our Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month fundraising goal!) and there’s still so much to report … research progress, a brand new clinical trial…

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When You Don’t Fit the Profile for a Women’s Cancer | Survivor Stories

B. Dana Kivel has a plea to the ovarian cancer community, to medical professionals, to the world: “See me. Listen to me. I’m one of the people, the tens of thousands of people who have metastatic ovarian cancer…

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Study Finds Germline Ovarian Cancer Mutations Occur Equally in Black and White Patients

A recent study has shed more light on the demographics of hereditary ovarian cancer, and provides further data to suggest an urgent need for increased genetic counseling for potentially high-risk Black women, as well as increased genetic testing in…

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Join Us: OCRA’s Virtual Fall Advocacy Day

November 15-16, 2021 | Register Today! Are you passionate about issues affecting the ovarian cancer community? Now is your chance to have your voice heard at the highest levels — without ever leaving home! OCRA’s Virtual Advocacy Day is a…

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Giving It Their All for a Common Goal | Heroes Highlights

At first glance, Jonathan Sockolosky and Andrew Berger, may seem like they have very little in common. Jonathan lives in San Francisco and is a scientist, while Andrew lives in New York, and works in the finance industry…

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