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OCRA Rings in Spring with a Return to In-Person Fitness Fundraisers

Spring is almost here and we’re welcoming the warmer weather with a careful and creative return to in-person OCRA Heroes events, including Ovarian Cycle rides and other fitness fundraisers! And many events will still include virtual options…

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Advocacy in Action: A Year in Ovarian Cancer Policy Progress

As we gear up for our first ever virtual Spring Advocacy Day — which will welcome more than 200 participants, double our usual crowd! — we couldn’t help but take a moment and look back…

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A False Alarm, and a Wake-Up Call to Fight Ovarian Cancer

Imagine, if you will, a scene from yesteryear: rows of telephone operators sitting in front of giant switchboards, lights blinking on and off in seemingly random patterns, hands working quickly to plug and unplug wires in order to foster…

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Medicare Patients Pay High Cost for PARP Inhibitors

PARP inhibitors have proven to be particularly valuable in improving progression-free survival for patients with certain types of ovarian cancer…

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How is Ovarian Cancer Diagnosed?

There are several types of ovarian cancer, and while they may have different origins, treatments, and prognosis, they all affect the ovaries and can be diagnosed with similar tests and procedures…

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Science Made Simple: Biomarkers

Most car owners have experienced the frustration of a blinking “check engine” light at one point or another…

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Seeking to be Inspired | Survivor Stories

It’s not many people who decide to create a tagline for their retirement. Then again, Penny Free is not like many people. Penny is a licensed clinical social worker, an art therapist, and a believer in mantras…

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Letter to President Biden & Leaders of State Public Health Departments: Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccines for Patients With Cancer and Survivors of Cancer

February 16, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500 Dear Mr…

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Inspired Advice: What Makes You Feel Beautiful?

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: February 2021

We have great hope for the year ahead, and much of that is buoyed by what we accomplished, with your help, in 2020…

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#23forHope Challenge

Every 23 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States. And there are approximately 230,000 people in this country who are living with this disease and all that it entails…

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Racial Disparities in Ovarian Cancer are Real

Dr. Dineo Khabele, Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St…

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