OCRA News

The Overview: October 2020

It’s been an incredibly busy end of summer/beginning of fall here at OCRA with a double header of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and our Uniting for Hope Ovarian Cancer National Conference…

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Making Government Work for People … Especially the Ovarian Cancer Community

US Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is the Chair and founder of the Congressional Ovarian Cancer Caucus. Established in 2015, the Caucus set out to raise awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms and support for research…

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A Look Back at Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

What a whirlwind! You heard a lot from us this September, and we want to take just a moment to tell you how grateful we are for your support throughout Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month…

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OCRA Heroes Boston Zumba Class

It’s time to work out and work toward ovarian cancer cures! Follow along as certified Zumba instructor and OCRA supporter Samantha Schreiber leads you through a high-energy, fun, and impactful session, all to benefit ovarian cancer research…

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Celebrities Come Out in Support of OCRA

Some well-known people with deeply personal connections to ovarian cancer have echoed what we’ve been saying all September…this disease is a beast.  And it doesn’t get talked about enough…

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Everything You Need to Know About Johanna’s Law and Reauthorization

An important victory for the ovarian cancer community came in 2006 when Congress passed Johanna’s Law…

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OCRA-Funded Research Shines Light on Genetic Factors that Contribute to Diagnosis

In order to understand the complexities of how gene mutations affect an ovarian cancer diagnosis, OCRA-funded researcher Alexander Nikitin, MD, PhD and colleagues looked to see which ones drive, or possibly delay, the onset of the disease…

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Look Who’s Joining Us for the Virtual Ovarian Cancer National Conference!

OCRA’s Uniting for Hope Virtual National Conference is September 29 – October 2 On Tuesday, September 29, we’re kicking off our virtual Ovarian Cancer National Conference, and time is running out to reserve your spot!  Worried…

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Toolkit

With 1 in 78 diagnosed with ovarian cancer—and no early detection test for the disease—it is crucial that we spread the word so others can be knowledgeable about the symptoms and risk factors…

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Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Found to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Stage III Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

A new study found that patients who received heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) after surgery lived almost 16 months longer than patients who were treated by surgery alone…

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OCRA Partners with Microsoft’s AI for Health Initiative

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Microsoft’s AI for Health initiative…

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Newk’s Cares, our Partner in the Fight

This September, Newk’s Cares, the ovarian cancer awareness movement founded by fast-casual restaurant Newk’s Eatery, will honor the legacy of late co-founder Lori Newcomb with a series of meaningful…

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