OCRA News

Searching for Answers; Finding Dignity | Meet a Scientist

Cockroaches after a nuclear war. That is really the best way to understand what Dr. Ugo Cavallaro, a cell biologist and biochemist, is working on in his lab in Milan, Italy…

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Staying Connected Throughout COVID-19

As we remain steadfast in our long-range mission of being the voice for the ovarian cancer community and funding life-saving research, we also want to acknowledge the moment we are in now…

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Statins Present New Directions for Ovarian Cancer Research

(3/17/2020) Research out of the University of Bristol looked at genes and how they inhibit an enzyme involved in regulating the body’s cholesterol. This enzyme is the target of statin drugs, which are prescribed to lower cholesterol levels…

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Blazing New Trails | Meet a Scientist

She has swum in the Amazon, gone ice fishing in the Arctic, traveled the Galapagos, and hang-glided in New Zealand. But the biggest trail Dr. Beth Karlan has blazed throughout her life has been in the field of gynecologic oncology. Dr…

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OCRA and Continuing our Work

(March 13, 2020) As a global charity, we recognize the extraordinarily stressful times we as a society are all in together…

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Get a front row seat to the latest research updates at OCRA’s National Conference.

The ovarian cancer landscape is ever evolving, and it can be challenging to keep up with new research discoveries and what they could mean for you…

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Breathing in Peace; Breathing Out Fear | Survivor Stories

Stacy Saravo, like anyone who’s been given a terrible diagnosis, has received her share of well-meaning but dumb advice. (“Eat lemons! They’ll cure cancer.”) But there’s one moment that takes the cake…

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Making the Most of Every Moment | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Ron Buckanovich, an OCRA grantee, uses a metaphor to describe his work. “If I’m trying to get into Chicago and the highways that get me into the city are blocked off, no matter how important my job is, I’m not going to get there…

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Learning to Feel Strong Again | Survivor Stories

Jamie Davey is an open book. She will tell you about her ‘buns and guns’ class at the gym, how you can best support friends and loved ones facing ovarian cancer, and what it’s like being a 28-year-old in menopause…

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Growing Up on a Farm; Making Strides in a Lab | Meet a Scientist

What do the fur patterns of tigers have to do with advances in ovarian cancer treatment? Juan Cubillos-Ruiz, PhD, an OCRA grantee, grew up on a farm near Bogota, Colombia…

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Biking Miles Across Country for Mama | OCRA Hero

“Be present and embrace the suck.” This is Andrew Simone’s personal mantra. It’s what got him through a nearly 2000-mile, 47-day bike ride from Vancouver, British Columbia to Tijuana, Mexico in 2018…

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2020 National Conference Registration is Now Open

Are you an ovarian cancer survivor, patient, or caregiver? Don’t miss YOUR chance to learn what’s new in ovarian cancer treatments and research, and to meet others in the ovarian cancer community…

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