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Behind the Mask | OCRA Heroes

Noel Rademacher, a 44-year-old mother of two and ovarian cancer survivor in Spokane, WA, began wearing a mask at the end of February. She didn’t care what people thought. She just knew it was the decent thing to do…

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Finding Sparks, Fueling Motivation | Meet a Scientist

Hui Shen, PhD, spoke of a particular moment that helped cement her commitment to ovarian cancer research. She was working on a complicated project that required a new genomics technology to work…

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Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Prognosis

(June 24, 2020) Published this month in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers in Australia have found that “A healthy lifestyle after diagnosis, in particular not smoking and being physically active, may help women with ovarian cancer…

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OCRA Supports The CLINICAL TREATMENT Act (H.R. 913)

For many ovarian cancer patients, clinical trials offer a promising avenue for expanding treatment options and extending survival…

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Get the Latest Research Updates at OCRA’s 2020 Virtual National Conference

Recently we announced that OCRA’s 2020 National Conference will take place virtually on September 29-October 2, 2020…

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Drawing Upon Strength, Speaking Her Truth | Meet an Advocate Leader

“When something is important to you. Be passionate about it. Stay in their face.” That was the advice Kandis Draw received from her mother over and over as she was growing up…

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Action Alert: Tell Your Member of Congress to Co-Sponsor the CLINICAL TREATMENT Act (H.R. 913)

(June 16, 2020) Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer and fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States. There is no effective screening tool and early symptoms are often vague, or altogether absent…

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Overcoming Obstacles, Believing in Her Work | Meet a Scientist

Duygu Ozmadenci, PhD, grew up in a small town on the Black Sea region of Turkey, across the waters from Chernobyl…

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OCRA Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Research Grants

(June 11, 2020) Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance’s 2021 scientific grant awards are now open for submission. LOIs are due by July 10, 2020. Accepting LOIs is step one of OCRA’s highly competitive grant process…

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Connecting Survivors to the Science | Meet a Research Advocate

To speak with Kimberly Richardson is to feel an instant camaraderie with someone who exhibits both calm and conviction, thoughtfulness and frank talk…

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Convenient Spit Test Helps Women Assess Cancer Risk From the Comfort of Their Own Home

First-of-its-kind clinical trial validates remote genetic counseling (New York) June 01, 2020 – Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who…

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A Statement from OCRA

If there’s one thing that working toward an end to ovarian cancer has taught us, it’s that life is precious. We value the life of every person in our ovarian cancer community, and celebrate its diversity and strength…

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