OCRA News

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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OCRA-Funded Research Provides a New Understanding of Ovarian Cancer Biology

OCRA-funded researcher Anil K. Sood, M.D., lead and senior author, and Sanghoon Lee, Ph.D…

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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Ovarian Cancer: Resources and Information

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States has many feeling hopeful about the possibility of gaining some protection against the virus…

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Managing Ovarian Cancer Recurrence

Once a person has been treated for ovarian cancer, and all traces of the disease have been removed, there is rightful cause for celebration and relief…

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Oral Contraceptives Tied to Lower Long-Term Ovarian Cancer Risk

A recent study, published in Cancer Research and reported in The New York Times, suggests that risk-reduction associated with oral contraceptive use can last a lifetime…

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Inspired Advice: What Improves Your Mood?

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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