OCRA News

SGO 2020 Highlights

(April 17, 2020) The Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer brings together women’s healthcare professionals from across the globe to discuss the latest findings in gynecologic oncology…

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COVID-19 and Oncology Clinical Trials: An Update

(April 15) The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has become nearly all consuming. It’s impossible to turn on the news, browse social media, or walk outside without being reminded of the new, albeit temporary, state of the world…

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Writing for Her Life | OCRA Hero

Jane Rubin speaks quickly, with sentences not so much ending but flowing seamlessly into new thoughts and directions. Listening to her talk about her life and her work is like listening to someone try to cram an epic novel into a paragraph…

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Working for the Next Generation | Meet a Scientist

There are many adjectives one can use to describe ovarian cancer: relentless, cruel, a monster. But Dr. Sunila Pradeep also finds it ironic. “Women spend a lot of time and energy for the next generation…

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Study Uncovers Barriers to Clinical Trial Participation

(April 9, 2020) Why do some gynecologic cancer patients participate in clinical trials, while others do not? Clinical trials are fundamental to the discovery of new and better therapies in the fight against ovarian cancer…

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Ovarian Cancer Resources & Support

OCRA is committed to offering patients, caregivers and friends the most up to date information about ovarian cancer, helpful resources, and options for support…

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Update to Benefits of Breastfeeding Against Ovarian Cancer

(April 7, 2020) In a study published last week in the oncology Journal of the American Medical Association, breastfeeding was found to be a factor for reduced risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer…

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Uniting Women in the Search for a Cure | OCRA Hero

If you had to describe Lana Holland in just one word, ‘soothing’ would be the word to use. She’s been a massage therapist for more than a decade, calling forth through her hands her earlier training as a social worker…

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Making Meaning and Memories Through Music | OCRA Hero

Jesse Dunn’s fondest memories are of sitting in front of the wood stove in his family’s Vermont home, wearing a pair of headphones and listening to his parents’ collection of tapes and records…

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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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