OCRA News

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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Small Cell Hypercalcemic Ovarian Cancer | Brooke’s #RareAware Story

Brooke lives in Beloit, WI, and has small cell ovarian cancer, hypercalcemic type. What has been your frustration in having a rare form of ovarian cancer? All of the unknowns in my type of cancer…

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Inspired Advice: What Did You Find Helpful in Your Post-Hospitalization Recovery?

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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OCRA-Funded Research Reveals New Ovarian Cancer Biomarker and Growth Mechanisms

Researchers at UT Southwestern have discovered a potential “Achilles’ heel” in ovarian cancer cells, and a new biomarker that may open up more avenues for targeted therapies. The study, published in the journal Cell, was led by W…

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Getting Creative for the Cause | Heroes Highlights

Ready, set, action! This group of OCRA Heroes has taken those words to heart by using their creative talents to make a concrete difference for the ovarian cancer community…

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Metastatic Ovarian Cancer

Metastatic ovarian cancer is cancer that has spread from the ovaries, or the fallopian tubes, to parts of the body outside the site of origin. Ovarian cancer that has metastasized is classified as Stage IV…

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High Grade Serous Carcinoma

High grade serous carcinoma is the most common type of ovarian cancer, accounting for approximately 75% of epithelial ovarian cancers…

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Inspired Advice: What Would You Tell Someone Who Has a Recurrence?

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: July 2021

Sultry summer days can make anyone feel lazy and daydream of faraway places. But at OCRA, we’re working as hard as ever to fulfill our dream of a day when no one need fear an ovarian cancer diagnosis…

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OCRA’s Statement on the Introduction of HR 4412 to Reauthorize Johanna’s Law

Your Representative needs to hear from YOU…

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Does Ovarian Cancer Stop Periods?

No, ovarian cancer does not stop your period in and of itself. It is still possible to menstruate with the presence of the disease in your body…

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Oral Contraceptives Associated with Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk in BRCA Mutation Carriers

A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology provides new insight into previously established research that oral contraceptive use is connected to lower ovarian cancer risk in the general population, by more closely…

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