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Working for the Next Generation | Meet a Scientist

There are many adjectives one can use to describe ovarian cancer: relentless, cruel, a monster. But Dr. Sunila Pradeep also finds it ironic. “Women spend a lot of time and energy for the next generation…

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Study Uncovers Barriers to Clinical Trial Participation

(April 9, 2020) Why do some gynecologic cancer patients participate in clinical trials, while others do not? Clinical trials are fundamental to the discovery of new and better therapies in the fight against ovarian cancer…

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Ovarian Cancer Resources & Support

OCRA is committed to offering patients, caregivers and friends the most up to date information about ovarian cancer, helpful resources, and options for support…

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Update to Benefits of Breastfeeding Against Ovarian Cancer

(April 7, 2020) In a study published last week in the oncology Journal of the American Medical Association, breastfeeding was found to be a factor for reduced risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer…

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Uniting Women in the Search for a Cure | OCRA Heroes

If you had to describe Lana Holland in just one word, ‘soothing’ would be the word to use. She’s been a massage therapist for more than a decade, calling forth through her hands her earlier training as a social worker…

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Making Meaning and Memories Through Music | OCRA Heroes

Jesse Dunn’s fondest memories are of sitting in front of the wood stove in his family’s Vermont home, wearing a pair of headphones and listening to his parents’ collection of tapes and records…

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Isolating Without Feeling Alone: Coping Mechanisms & COVID-19

“As we go through these hard, emotional times and social isolation, we have to support each other and create other means of keeping our spirits up…

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Finding Hope in Tough Times: Messages From our Woman to Woman Mentors

Our Woman to Woman peer support program provides connection and a listening ear. It’s completely virtual and open to all gynecologic cancer patients…

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A Letter from our President | Update on our Mission and Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friends, I hope this finds you well, or as well as can be expected during this challenging time. My wish for all of you is that you are feeling safe, and surrounded by caring community…

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Searching for Answers; Finding Dignity | Meet a Scientist

Cockroaches after a nuclear war. That is really the best way to understand what Dr. Ugo Cavallaro, a cell biologist and biochemist, is working on in his lab in Milan, Italy…

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Staying Connected Throughout COVID-19

As we remain steadfast in our long-range mission of being the voice for the ovarian cancer community and funding life-saving research, we also want to acknowledge the moment we are in now…

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Statins Present New Directions for Ovarian Cancer Research

(3/17/2020) Research out of the University of Bristol looked at genes and how they inhibit an enzyme involved in regulating the body’s cholesterol. This enzyme is the target of statin drugs, which are prescribed to lower cholesterol levels…

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