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The Overview: December 2021

This time of year always has us reflecting on what we’ve accomplished, what we hope to achieve in the future, and how we — with the support of the entire ovarian cancer community — can lean in even harder to our commitment…

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Announcing The Edmée Firth Fund for Research in Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) is proud to announce the establishment of a major new research partnership with Nicholas Firth and the Jean & Louis Dreyfus Foundation to be known as The Edmée Firth Fund for Research in Ovarian…

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OCRA-Funded Research Identifies New “Master” Drug Targets for Ovarian Cancer

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from around the country analyzed tumor samples from nearly 10,000 patients with 34 types of cancer to reveal unique genetic switches associated with each tumor type…

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Apply Today for OCRA’s 2022 Advocate Leader Program

The application period has now closed. Apply today to join survivors, caregivers and activists across the country to affect change for those impacted by ovarian cancer…

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Liya Ding, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Liya Ding, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Liz Tilberis Early Career Award. With her project, “Targeting Therapeutic Resistance to PARP Inhibition in Ovarian Cancer,” Dr…

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How to Cope With Cancer

A cancer diagnosis of any type can stress both body and mind, but ovarian cancer takes a particularly high psychological toll on those living with the disease, according to recent research…

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FDA Approves Drug to Identify Ovarian Cancer Lesions During Surgery

In what could prove to be a game-changer for ovarian cancer debulking procedures, the U.S…

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Bojana Stefanovska, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Bojana Stefanovska, at University of Minnesota Twin Cities, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award…

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Ascites and Ovarian Cancer

More than one-third of women with ovarian cancer develop ascites (pronounced uh٠SAI٠teez), an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen…

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A Thanksgiving Message from Audra Moran, President & CEO

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all well, staying safe, and enjoying preparations for a lovely holiday. Whether you’re gathering with loved ones or holding them in your heart as you celebrate, I wish you warmth and joy…

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Working Out to Work Towards a Cure | Heroes Highlights

In this time of giving thanks, we want to take a moment to look back and express our gratitude for the OCRA Heroes who stepped up for September’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to sweat it out at Ovarian Fitness events around the country, all…

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The Overview: November 2021

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we have much to be thankful for … an embracing and strong survivor community, supporters who remain ever committed to the cause, and brilliant grantees who are making strides every day in the search for…

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