OCRA News

OCRA-Funded Research Uncovers New Checkpoint Mechanism, Potential New Therapeutic Target

New research from The Wistar Institute and Peter MacCallum Cancer Center has uncovered a previously unknown checkpoint mechanism for gene expression, that may open up new avenues for transcription-based targeted cancer therapies in the future…

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Gaming for an Ovarian Cancer Cure | OCRA Hero

You can call him Panda. Tamborine Panda. Tamborine Panda is the gamer tag John Donzelli created back when he was in college and the first X Box system came out…

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Large Study Suggests Ovarian Cancer Screening in General Public Doesn’t Save Lives

Results from a large British clinical trial, which involved more than 200,000 post-menopausal women who were followed for more than 15 years, showed that screening average-risk, asymptomatic women for ovarian cancer does not reduce deaths from the…

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Can You Get Ovarian Cancer At Any Age?

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most commonly occurring cancer in women worldwide, and causes more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. In the United States, it ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women…

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What Does OCRA Mean to You? Tell Us in a Video!

Your video will help connect more people to our research, advocacy and support programs! What is your connection to ovarian cancer? What is your involvement, and why do you support OCRA? (note: please say O.C.R.A…

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Highlights: 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The first part of this year’s annual meeting of the AACR was titled “Discovery Science Driving Clinical Breakthroughs” and was held virtually from April 10 to 14, 2021…

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Highlights: 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)

2021 SGO Virtual Meeting Themes This year’s Society of Gynecologic Oncology annual meeting was held virtually, with most sessions held March 19 to 21, 2021…

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The Overview: April 2021

Flowers are blooming all around us, people are beginning to rediscover the things that matter most, and every day, OCRA grantees are making strides in understanding even more about ovarian cancer…

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OCRA Co-Signs Letter to President Biden Supporting HARPA

On April 9, President Biden released his discretionary funding request for fiscal year 2022…

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Celebrating Real-Life Heroes for National Superhero Day

National Superhero Day may bring to mind fictional characters swooping in to the save the day with feats of strength, but here at Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, we celebrate the real-life OCRA Heroes who are doing their part to save lives in our…

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Keeping Memories Alive in the Search for a Cure | OCRA Hero

“What do I want my legacy to be? How do I want to be remembered? What do I want to leave behind?” These are not the typical questions a marathon-running man in his early 30’s might ponder…

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Raising Awareness of a Silent Epidemic | Survivor Stories

Janice Murphy is a woman with many passions: sharing her love of the Great American Songbook, living life to the fullest — and making sure healthcare providers know that ovarian cancer may pose a greater risk for older lesbian women…

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