OCRA News

The Overview: July 2020

There’s so much happening at OCRA – from groundbreaking research to advocacy work, patient support to fundraising efforts. Starting this summer, we will share periodic highlights so that you can stay up to date on the latest…

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Shaking Things Up from a Little Town in West Virginia | Meet an Advocate Leader

“Don’t settle” This simple two-word mantra is what guides Roxanne Bright – self-proclaimed dog mom, crafter, and 9-year ovarian cancer survivor from West Virginia who is on a mission to use her voice for good…

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Taking Statins Linked to Lower Mortality in Ovarian Cancer Patients

(July 7, 2020) Presented as part of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting, Dr…

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Inspired Advice: What Do You Wish You Knew When First Diagnosed?

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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Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support Full Funding for OCRP

The Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) is a cutting-edge program housed within the Department of Defense. Despite a history of successful breakthroughs, the program has long been drastically underfunded…

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Behind the Mask | OCRA Heroes

Noel Rademacher, a 44-year-old mother of two and ovarian cancer survivor in Spokane, WA, began wearing a mask at the end of February. She didn’t care what people thought. She just knew it was the decent thing to do…

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Finding Sparks, Fueling Motivation | Meet a Scientist

Hui Shen, PhD, spoke of a particular moment that helped cement her commitment to ovarian cancer research. She was working on a complicated project that required a new genomics technology to work…

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Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Prognosis

(June 24, 2020) Published this month in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers in Australia have found that “A healthy lifestyle after diagnosis, in particular not smoking and being physically active, may help women with ovarian cancer…

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OCRA Supports The CLINICAL TREATMENT Act (H.R. 913)

For many ovarian cancer patients, clinical trials offer a promising avenue for expanding treatment options and extending survival…

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Get the Latest Research Updates at OCRA’s 2020 Virtual National Conference

Recently we announced that OCRA’s 2020 National Conference will take place virtually on September 29-October 2, 2020…

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Drawing Upon Strength, Speaking Her Truth | Meet an Advocate Leader

“When something is important to you. Be passionate about it. Stay in their face.” That was the advice Kandis Draw received from her mother over and over as she was growing up…

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Action Alert: Tell Your Member of Congress to Co-Sponsor the CLINICAL TREATMENT Act (H.R. 913)

(June 16, 2020) Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer and fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States. There is no effective screening tool and early symptoms are often vague, or altogether absent…

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