OCRA News

OCRA-Funded Study Identifies Antibiotic Found to Kill Tumor Cells Containing BRCA Mutations

A long-running study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, published in Nature Cancer and co-funded by OCRA, has discovered that the antibiotic novobiocin is capable of targeting and killing tumor cells in laboratory cell lines and tumor models with…

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Racing to Cure Ovarian Cancer | Heroes Highlights

As our community continues to come together to make strides against ovarian cancer, we want to give a shout-out to our many OCRA Heroes who push themselves physically, creatively or in myriad other ways to raise money for research…

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OCRA’s Woman to Woman Program Touted in Qualitative Study

Researchers from the University of Kansas School of Medicine conducted a study to capture the value and experience of giving and receiving peer support in the face of a gynecologic cancer diagnosis by interviewing Woman to Woman mentors…

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What is Lynch Syndrome?

Inherited gene mutations, such as BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Some of these mutations, which affect MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 and EPCAM genes, can cause Lynch Syndrome…

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Seeking New Insights Into Origins of Ovarian Cancer | Meet a Scientist

“It’s kind of like how the Apollo mission to the moon gave us Velcro.” Dr…

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Be #RareAware for Rare Ovarian Cancers

Many people are surprised to learn that ovarian cancer is not one disease, but several distinct types and subtypes. Each type differs in who it typically affects, how it spreads, how it’s treated, and its prognosis…

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Inspired Advice: What Changes to Your Diet and Exercise Routine Have Helped You Since Diagnosis?

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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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Stories

Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer can be overwhelming, and it can help to know that you aren’t alone…

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Mixed Yolk Sac and Adult Granulosa Cell Tumors | Angela’s #RareAware Story

Angela Marie lives in Valdosta, Georgia, and was diagnosed with a mixed yolk sac tumor and adult granulosa cell tumor at age 24…

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Inspired Advice: How Do You Keep from Feeling Isolated?

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: May 2021

Before we head into the long holiday weekend, we wanted to share all the latest news and happenings. See below for updates in ovarian cancer research and advocacy, and discover new ways to get support and get involved…

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Share for #RareAware

#RareAware is a new campaign from OCRA that will, like its name suggests, raise awareness around rare forms of ovarian cancer — shining a light on the people affected by these rare tumors, offering resources and information, and building…

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