OCRA News

OCRA-Funded Study Points to New Approach to Improve Ovarian Cancer Treatment

The following is a press release from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and Magee-Womens Research Institute PITTSBURGH, Nov…

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Exercise and Ovarian Cancer

Physical activity has been touted as important for a whole host of reasons, from bone health to mental health and everything in between…

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Small Cell Carcinoma Hypercalcemic Type | Heather’s #RareAware Story

Heather lives in Muskegon, and was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma, hypercalcemic type. What has been your frustration in having a rare form of ovarian cancer? My local doctors shoved it off as pregnancy symptoms or being a hypochondriac…

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The Overview: October 2021

Have we got a roundup in store! You heard from us a lot in September (thanks to you, we surpassed our Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month fundraising goal!) and there’s still so much to report … research progress, a brand new clinical trial…

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When You Don’t Fit the Profile for a Women’s Cancer | Survivor Stories

B. Dana Kivel has a plea to the ovarian cancer community, to medical professionals, to the world: “See me. Listen to me. I’m one of the people, the tens of thousands of people who have metastatic ovarian cancer…

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Study Finds Germline Ovarian Cancer Mutations Occur Equally in Black and White Patients

A recent study has shed more light on the demographics of hereditary ovarian cancer, and provides further data to suggest an urgent need for increased genetic counseling for potentially high-risk Black women, as well as increased genetic testing in…

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Join Us: OCRA’s Virtual Fall Advocacy Day

November 15-16, 2021 | Register Today! Are you passionate about issues affecting the ovarian cancer community? Now is your chance to have your voice heard at the highest levels — without ever leaving home! OCRA’s Virtual Advocacy Day is a…

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Giving It Their All for a Common Goal | Heroes Highlights

At first glance, Jonathan Sockolosky and Andrew Berger, may seem like they have very little in common. Jonathan lives in San Francisco and is a scientist, while Andrew lives in New York, and works in the finance industry…

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Finding the Story in the Data | Meet a Scientist

Sridevi Challa, PhD, an OCRA grantee at UT Southwestern, is on the receiving end of some major accolades…

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OCRA-Funded Study Identifies Role of Deubiquitinating Enzyme in Ovarian Cancer Progression

OCRA grantee Dr. Sumegha Mitra of Indiana University and colleagues have identified the mechanism by which a specific deubiquitinating enzyme known as UCHL1 promotes the growth of high-grade serous ovarian cancer in some patients…

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Groundbreaking Initiative Seeks to Accelerate Development of New Treatments with OCRA’s Support

LOS ANGELES – (BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Coalition for Adaptive Research (GCAR) announces a new clinical trial initiative, Ovarian CanceRxTM…

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Survey: Medical Care During COVID

OCRA is conducting a survey to gauge patient response to the expansion of telehealth in response to the pandemic. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has been growing in popularity…

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