OCRA News

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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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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Highlights: 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)

2021 SGO Virtual Meeting Themes This year’s Society of Gynecologic Oncology annual meeting was held virtually, with most sessions held March 19 to 21, 2021…

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The Overview: April 2021

Flowers are blooming all around us, people are beginning to rediscover the things that matter most, and every day, OCRA grantees are making strides in understanding even more about ovarian cancer…

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OCRA Co-Signs Letter to President Biden Supporting HARPA

On April 9, President Biden released his discretionary funding request for fiscal year 2022…

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Celebrating Real-Life Heroes for National Superhero Day

National Superhero Day may bring to mind fictional characters swooping in to the save the day with feats of strength, but here at Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, we celebrate the real-life OCRA Heroes who are doing their part to save lives in our…

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Keeping Memories Alive in the Search for a Cure | OCRA Hero

“What do I want my legacy to be? How do I want to be remembered? What do I want to leave behind?” These are not the typical questions a marathon-running man in his early 30’s might ponder…

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Raising Awareness of a Silent Epidemic | Survivor Stories

Janice Murphy is a woman with many passions: sharing her love of the Great American Songbook, living life to the fullest — and making sure healthcare providers know that ovarian cancer may pose a greater risk for older lesbian women…

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Rare Ovarian Cancers: Research Updates

Every year, more than 22,000 people are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Most (85% – 90%) will be diagnosed with a form of epithelial ovarian cancer; and among these, most will be high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC)…

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New Study Highlights Importance of Mental Health Support for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Researchers at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute found that an ovarian cancer diagnosis took a much higher mental toll on patients and survivors than initially expected at the start of the study, thus underscoring the…

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Vulnerability in ARID1A-Mutant Cancer Cells Could Provide New Pathways for OCCC Treatment

OCRA grantees Dr. Rugang Zhang and Dr. Shuai Wu, both of The Wistar Institute, along with colleagues, have discovered a vulnerability in cancer cells that harbor certain genetic mutations…

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Egg Freezing for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Fertility preservation is an important consideration for many young ovarian cancer patients and one common procedure is egg freezing. Here are common questions and considerations to take into account while making those decisions…

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