OCRA News

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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Finding the Story in the Data | Meet a Scientist

Sridevi Challa, PhD, an OCRA grantee at UT Southwestern, is on the receiving end of some major accolades…

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OCRA-Funded Study Identifies Role of Enzyme in Ovarian Cancer Progression

OCRA grantee Dr. Sumegha Mitra of Indiana State University and colleagues have identified the mechanism by which a specific enzyme known as UCHL1 promotes the growth of high-grade serous ovarian cancer in some patients…

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Groundbreaking Initiative Seeks to Accelerate Development of New Treatments with OCRA’s Support

LOS ANGELES – (BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Coalition for Adaptive Research (GCAR) announces a new clinical trial initiative, Ovarian CanceRxTM…

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Survey: Medical Care During COVID

OCRA is conducting a survey to gauge patient response to the expansion of telehealth in response to the pandemic. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has been growing in popularity…

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The Overview: August 2021

As we count down to Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and our virtual National Conference, there are so many ways to get involved … whether by learning more and connecting with others or raising awareness of the disease and vital funds for research…

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Be a Hero, Be the Voice

OCRA has invested over $110 million in innovative ovarian cancer research — more than any other charity in the world…

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Toolkit

Sharing the facts can save lives. So let’s talk…

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Science Made Simple: Immunotherapy

When it comes to cancer treatments, immunotherapy is a method of boosting our body’s defenses, collectively known as our immune system, so that the cancer-fighting cells can more effectively attack the tumor cells…

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