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Seeking to be Inspired | Survivor Stories

It’s not many people who decide to create a tagline for their retirement. Then again, Penny Free is not like many people. Penny is a licensed clinical social worker, an art therapist, and a believer in mantras…

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Letter to President Biden & Leaders of State Public Health Departments: Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccines for Patients With Cancer and Survivors of Cancer

February 16, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500 Dear Mr…

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Inspired Advice: What Makes You Feel Beautiful?

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: February 2021

We have great hope for the year ahead, and much of that is buoyed by what we accomplished, with your help, in 2020…

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#23forHope Challenge

Every 23 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States. And there are approximately 230,000 people in this country who are living with this disease and all that it entails…

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Racial Disparities in Ovarian Cancer are Real

Dr. Dineo Khabele, Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St…

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5 Possible Causes for Ovary Pain

Many women will feel ovarian pain in their lifetimes and it might understandably cause concern. Here is some information that can help explain what ovary pain feels like, what causes it, and what next steps you may want to take…

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OCRA Awards Millions in New Ovarian Cancer Research Grants

Despite the challenges of fundraising during a global pandemic, your generous support allowed us to fund 16 top scientists at 14 esteemed medical centers across the globe…

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Register Today for Virtual Spring Advocacy Day!

If you’ve ever wanted to join us for Spring Advocacy Day, but couldn’t make it to Capitol Hill, now is your chance!  Every spring, we bring together survivors, caregivers and supporters in Washington, D.C…

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Inspired Advice: How Do You Discuss Your Diagnosis with Your Children and/or Grandchildren?

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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Clinical Trials 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, But Didn’t Know Who to Ask

Dr. Shannon Westin–Associate Professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Director of Early Drug Development/Phase I Trials–has a motto: Research is what cures cancer…

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A New Year, and More Advocate Leaders Than Ever Before

Together, we made great strides in 2020 on Capitol Hill, and we are excited to announce that we now have more OCRA Advocate Leaders than ever before speaking up for the ovarian cancer community…

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