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Under the Microscope: OCRF’s 2012 Research Progress Report

12/11/12 | In 2012, hardworking, dedicated OCRF scientists made significant advances in the fight against ovarian cancer. Below is just a sample of some of the exciting discoveries made by OCRF-funded researchers this year…

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A Personal Connection Becomes a Professional Mission

Ivan Garcia-Bassets, Ph.D., a 2012 OCRF Grantee, changed his research focus to ovarian cancer after his wife received a devastating diagnosis…

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Expanding Medicaid Could Help Women with Ovarian Cancer

Many people who live near the poverty line are surprised to learn that they do not qualify for health insurance under Medicaid. Each state sets its own rules for this program, based on income and other qualifying factors…

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Supreme Court to Hear Gene Patent Case

The Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments in a case seeking to invalidate the patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. The patent-holder, Myriad Laboratories, owns patents on the genetic mutations themselves…

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Announces National Expansion with Ovarian Cycle

Indoor cycling nonprofit organization increases OCRF’s athletic fundraising events nationwide New York, NY November 28, 2012 –Ovarian Cancer Research Fund has acquired Ovarian Cycle, an indoor cycling nonprofit organization founded in 2004 in…

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HHS Releases Health Reform Rules

On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services released three regulations related to implementation of health reform. One of these rules concerned guaranteed issue and a ban on pre-existing condition exclusion for adults…

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NIH to Enforce Public Access Policy

As a condition of receiving public monies for research, the researchers must make available the results of their work. The National Institutes of Health will begin to delay grants to those who do not comply with this policy…

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An Open Letter to President Obama from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

This morning the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance sent a letter to President Obama congratulating him on his re-election and outlining some of our policy priorities for his second term. Click here to view a pdf of the letter, or read it below…

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Chemo: IV vs. Pills, A Matter of Cost in Your State

Michelle Andrews of Kaiser Health News talks about health insurance companies’ coverage of chemotherapy…

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The New York Times Publishes OCRF’s Letter to the Editor 9/21/12

Recognizing the community’s concern about the USPSTF recommendation regarding screening for ovarian cancer in September 2012, OCRF responded by writing a New York Times Letter to the Editor to reinforce the fact that research is the key and…

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Task Force Recommendations on Ovarian Cancer Highlight Need for Research and a Detection Test, Say Advocates

Washington, DC—On September 10, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendations on ovarian cancer screening…

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Advocate Report: Summer 2012

Advocate Report: Summer 2012 Susan Leighton Summer 2012 was filled with an abundance of advocacy opportunities including the American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) Survivor-Scientist Program, the Drug Information Association (DIA) Fellow…

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