OCRA News

Isolating Without Feeling Alone: Coping Mechanisms & COVID-19

“As we go through these hard, emotional times and social isolation, we have to support each other and create other means of keeping our spirits up…

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Finding Hope in Tough Times: Messages From our Woman to Woman Mentors

Our Woman to Woman peer support program provides connection and a listening ear. It’s completely virtual and open to all gynecologic cancer patients…

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A Letter from our President | Update on our Mission and Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friends, I hope this finds you well, or as well as can be expected during this challenging time. My wish for all of you is that you are feeling safe, and surrounded by caring community…

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Searching for Answers; Finding Dignity | Meet a Scientist

Cockroaches after a nuclear war. That is really the best way to understand what Dr. Ugo Cavallaro, a cell biologist and biochemist, is working on in his lab in Milan, Italy…

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Staying Connected Throughout COVID-19

As we remain steadfast in our long-range mission of being the voice for the ovarian cancer community and funding life-saving research, we also want to acknowledge the moment we are in now…

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Statins Present New Directions for Ovarian Cancer Research

(3/17/2020) Research out of the University of Bristol looked at genes and how they inhibit an enzyme involved in regulating the body’s cholesterol. This enzyme is the target of statin drugs, which are prescribed to lower cholesterol levels…

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Blazing New Trails | Meet a Scientist

She has swum in the Amazon, gone ice fishing in the Arctic, traveled the Galapagos, and hang-glided in New Zealand. But the biggest trail Dr. Beth Karlan has blazed throughout her life has been in the field of gynecologic oncology. Dr…

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OCRA and Continuing our Work

(March 13, 2020) As a global charity, we recognize the extraordinarily stressful times we as a society are all in together…

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Get a front row seat to the latest research updates at OCRA’s National Conference.

The ovarian cancer landscape is ever evolving, and it can be challenging to keep up with new research discoveries and what they could mean for you…

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Breathing in Peace; Breathing Out Fear | Survivor Stories

Stacy Saravo, like anyone who’s been given a terrible diagnosis, has received her share of well-meaning but dumb advice. (“Eat lemons! They’ll cure cancer.”) But there’s one moment that takes the cake…

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Making the Most of Every Moment | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Ron Buckanovich, an OCRA grantee, uses a metaphor to describe his work. “If I’m trying to get into Chicago and the highways that get me into the city are blocked off, no matter how important my job is, I’m not going to get there…

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Learning to Feel Strong Again | Survivor Stories

Jamie Davey is an open book. She will tell you about her ‘buns and guns’ class at the gym, how you can best support friends and loved ones facing ovarian cancer, and what it’s like being a 28-year-old in menopause…

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