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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is the official month for ovarian cancer awareness…

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Keeping Communication at the Heart of Gynecologic Oncology | Meet a Scientist

For someone who has spent four decades blazing trails in ovarian cancer research and women’s healthcare, it might seem odd that the one word to sum up Dr…

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Helping Women Reclaim Their Sexuality and Happiness | OCRA Heroes

“I’ve got to work on my elevator pitch.”  Sarah Belzer is the president of Coconu, a personal care brand based in Salt Lake City, and she’ll be the first to laugh at the fact that she’s “in the lube business…

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New York City Researches Preliminary Outcomes of COVID-19 for Gynecologic Cancer Patients

(August 6, 2020) Using medical records for 121 patients with gynecologic cancer and COVID-19, researchers were able to conduct an early look at the implications of a COVID-19 diagnosis on a patient with a gynecological cancer diagnosis…

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Send Us Your Favorite Photos for a Chance to be Featured!

As the world continues to grapple with big challenges, we’re writing with what we hope will be a refreshingly easy way to make a difference in our shared fight against ovarian cancer: We need you to send us your favorite photos! In addition to…

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Science Made Simple: BRCA Mutations

We are all made up of genes. They are the building blocks of what make us human, and scientists are discovering new functions of genes every day. Some genes determine hair color or eye color…

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OCRA-Funded Study Finds Menopausal Hormone Therapy Associated with Improved Survival from Ovarian Cancer

(July 27, 2020) Research from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC) found that “using menopausal hormone therapy prior to diagnosis extends ovarian cancer survival…

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Ask the Experts at OCRA’s National Conference

Find resources and make connections at OCRA’s 2020 National Conference September 29 – October 2, 2020 Early Bird Registration Ends 7/31! We’ll be honest—when we decided to host our annual National Conference online this…

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Building Networks, Paying it Forward | OCRA Heroes

Andrew Berger sure knows how to throw a birthday party. And yet, birthdays were never a big deal for Andrew. He always saw it as just an excuse to gather his friends together in celebration…

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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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