Watch Videos from the 2021 Ovarian Cancer National Conference

Keeping up the latest in ovarian cancer research and care can be overwhelming. We’re here to help.

This past September, hundreds of patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones joined us — virtually — for our Ovarian Cancer National Conference. They heard directly from the experts about such important topics as:

  • What’s new in ovarian cancer research and treatment;
  • Rare ovarian cancer updates
  • Tips on managing recurrence
  • Nutrition for ovarian cancer patients
  • Sexuality and intimacy
  • Precision medicine
  • and so much more

Bookmark this page, and watch the videos most important to you — as many times as you want, and at your own pace. Don’t forget to share with others in your community who may find empowerment in knowledge from our experts.

Acupuncture and Physical Therapy to Manage Side Effects and Pelvic Pain

Acupuncture and physical therapy can improve quality of life for ovarian cancer patients. Learn more about how they can help, from experts Donnielle James and Heather Jeffcoat.

OCRA Advocate Leaders Program Information Session

Want to get involved in advocacy work, in Washington, D.C. and in your local community? Join this session to learn about our Advocate Leaders program, which trains members of the ovarian cancer community in effectively working with elected officials to advance the interests of the ovarian cancer patient and survivor community.

Ask the Experts Your Questions About Ovarian Cancer Q&A (Part 1)

Our panel of experts answer the community’s questions about ovarian cancer research, science, and clinical trials. Hear directly from Dr. Anil Sood, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center; Dr. Beth Karlan, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Dr. Ronald Alvarez, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Not to be missed!

Ask the Experts Your Questions About Ovarian Cancer Q&A (Part 2)

Join us for part two of this highly informative session with Drs. Sood, Karlan and Alvarez.

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Clinical trials are a critical way to advance the science of ovarian cancer research. They can also be intimidating. Dr. Stephanie Gaillard, of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, will demystify clinical trials for ovarian cancer patients in treatment, and discuss what’s new.

The First Year: Thriving After Your Initial Diagnosis

If you’re recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it’s normal to have lots of questions. Learn the basics from Dr. Katherine Fuh, of Washington University, and find how to navigate your disease as you move from treatment into survivorship.

How to Fundraise for OCRA: Become an OCRA Hero!

Interested in fundraising for OCRA, but not sure where to start? Join OCRA staff to discuss the many ways you can raise funds, including our peer-to-peer Ovarian Cycle events, DIY fundraising, tribute pages, and Facebook fundraisers. Find out how to convert in-person events to virtual, and also learn about our Charity Partner Program for Community Partners, which gives Community Partners the opportunity to fundraise for OCRA along with their own organization.

Living Well After Cancer

An ovarian cancer diagnosis can impact every aspect of your life. Join Dr. Sage Bolte of Inova Health System Foundation for inspiration and advice on how to live your best life — emotionally and physically — after cancer.

Managing Recurrence

All ovarian cancer survivors worry about recurrence. Join Dr. Stephanie Wethington of Johns Hopkins Medical Center for a discussion on the diagnosis and management of recurrent ovarian cancer.

Managing Recurrence (Q&A Session)

In this live session, Dr. Stephanie Wethington answers questions from the community about managing ovarian cancer recurrence.

Nutrition for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

Join clinical oncology dietician specialist Mary-Eve Brown of The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center for advice on how to optimize your diet to help you feel your best during and after treatment.

The Outcome of UKCTOCS: What’s Next for Ovarian Cancer Screening?

The United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) was the largest clinical trial of its kind and provided critical data on the efficacy of ovarian cancer screening strategies. Join Drs. Usha Menon and Ian Jacobs, who led the study, to learn about the results of the study and what the future holds.

The Outcome of UKCTOCS: What’s Next for Ovarian Cancer Screening? (Q&A Session)

Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Menon answer the community’s questions about ovarian cancer screening in this live Q&A.

Physical Activity and Exercise for Women with Ovarian Cancer

How can exercise improve quality of life for cancer patients? Join Dr. Heather Leach of Colorado State University to learn about evidence-based approached to exercise that can help you feel your best.

Physical Activity and Exercise for Women with Ovarian Cancer (Q&A Session)

Dr. Heather Leach answers the community’s questions about physical activity and exercise for women with ovarian cancer in this live Q&A.

Precision Medicine for Ovarian Cancer

The ovarian cancer treatment landscape has been revolutionized by the advent of precision therapies like PARP inhibitors. Join gynecologic oncologist and researcher Dr. Kathleen Moore of Stephenson Cancer Center to learn about what’s new in this exciting space.

Precision Medicine: A Congressional Snapshot

Hear the latest updates from Capitol Hill about legislative initiatives to broaden access to precision medicine and diagnostics, and learn from OCRA’s Policy team how you can make a difference.

Rare Ovarian Cancers: What’s New

Join Dr. Rachel Grisham of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for a discussion on new research and treatment of rare ovarian cancers.

Sexuality and Intimacy After Cancer

It’s normal and common to experience changes and challenges with sex after cancer. Join expert Jennifer Bires for a presentation on the impact cancer and its treatments have on sexual function, body image and intimacy, and explore ways to improve each of these.

Spirituality in the Cancer Journey: A Conversation Between Chaplains

A serious cancer diagnosis can strengthen — or challenge — our faith. Join hospital chaplains Rev. Amani Legagneur and Rev. Dr. Mishella Jackson for a discussion on spirituality in the cancer journey.

Survivors Teaching Students Info Session

Every year, Survivors Teaching Students® volunteers educate the next generation medical students about ovarian cancer. Join us to learn more about this exciting program and how you can get involved.

Transitions: Breaking Down Barriers to Conversations When Treatment Options Change

Join OCRA’s Oncology social workers for a conversation about and beyond advanced care planning.

Mello Abrams Lecture: What’s New in Ovarian Cancer Research and Treatment

It’s an incredibly exciting time for ovarian cancer research. Learn from ovarian cancer expert Dr. Shannon Westin of MD Anderson Cancer Center about what’s new and on the horizon for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Thank you to our 2021 National Conference Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

GSK

Guardian Sponsor

AstraZeneca, Color Street

Champion Sponsor

Advocate Sponsor

Supporter Sponsor

Contributor Sponsor

Teal Sponsor