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Urgent: Tell Your Senators to Increase Ovarian Cancer Research Funding

Urge your Senators TODAY to co-sponsor a $50 million budget — a $5 million funding increase over current levels — for the federal Ovarian Cancer Research Program! This April, we asked for our community’s help in collecting…

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Making a Difference in the Name of Mom

Mother’s Day signifies so much to so many—celebration, gratitude, and yes, remembrance or loss…

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OCRA-Funded Study Pinpoints Partner Proteins That May Contribute to Ovarian Cancer Tumor Growth

The interaction between two partner proteins may promote the growth of the most common ovarian cancer subtype, according to recent findings from OCRA-funded researchers at University of Pennsylvania and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and their…

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New Immunotherapy Combination May Help Combat Ovarian Cancer Tumors

A therapeutic strategy that targets key tumor proteins shows promise for treating the most common subtype of ovarian cancer, according to a recent study led by OCRA grantee Duygu Ozmadenci, PhD, of the University of California, San…

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OCRA in Conversation: Dr. Richard Pazdur, FDA

Audra Moran, President and CEO of OCRA, and Dr. Richard Pazdur, Head of the Oncology Center of Excellence at FDA, shared reflections — both personal and professional — about ovarian cancer during a recent discussion…

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Benoît Bragantini, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Benoît Brangantini, of Mayo Clinic, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Mentored Investigator Grant. With his project, “Probing Homologous Recombination DNA Repair Factors in Chromatin by cryo-EM,” Dr…

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Take Action: Help Increase Ovarian Cancer Research Funding

We need your help today to ensure that a critical ovarian cancer research program is adequately funded…

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Highlights: 2022 Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

Submitted by ovarian cancer survivor Annie Ellis, OCRA Research Advocate and Scientific Advisory Committee member This year’s SGO annual meeting was held in Phoenix, Arizona from March 18-21…

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Researchers Discover Genetic Link Between Ovarian Cancer Subtypes and Endometriosis

Some ovarian cancers are genetically linked to the gynecologic disorder known as endometriosis, according to recent findings from an international team of researchers…

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Springing into Action: Heroes Highlights

With spring finally upon us, we want to give a shout-out to a group of OCRA Heroes who welcomed the season by setting themselves into motion, both literally and figuratively, to raise awareness and funds for our shared cause…

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The Overview: March 2022

There are so many ways to spring into action and knowledge around our shared mission…

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A Conversation on Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Though palliative care and hospice care are both used to improve a patient’s quality of life, there are key distinctions between the two — as well as many commonly held misconceptions about how they differ. Dr…

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