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Be #RareAware for Rare Ovarian Cancers

Many people are surprised to learn that ovarian cancer is not one disease, but several distinct types and subtypes. Each type differs in who it typically affects, how it spreads, how it’s treated, and its prognosis…

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Inspired Advice: What Changes to Your Diet and Exercise Routine Have Helped You Since Diagnosis?

Those who have faced an ovarian or gynecologic cancer diagnosis have so much to offer to others going through a similar experience – be it support, tips or friendship…

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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Stories

Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer can be overwhelming, and it can help to know that you aren’t alone…

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Endometrial Carcinoma (MMMT) | #RareAware

Gael Ross lives in Durham, North Carolina, and has endometrial carcinoma, also known as MMMT. What has been your frustration in having a rare form of ovarian cancer? There is no standard of treatment as far as I can figure out…

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma | #RareAware

Pamela Connor lives in Liverpool, New York, and has a squamous cell carcinoma arising in a mature cystic teratoma…

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Granulosa Cell Tumor | #RareAware

Becca Cahall lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and has a granulosa cell tumor. What has been your frustration in having a rare form of ovarian cancer? That there is not much research on it…

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Adult Granulosa Cell Tumor | #RareAware

April Bupp lives in York, Pennsylvania, and has an adult granulosa cell tumor…

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Mixed Yolk Sac and Adult Granulosa Cell Tumors | #RareAware

Angela Marie lives in Valdosta, Georgia, and had a mixed yolk sac tumor and adult granuloma cell tumor…

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Inspired Advice: How Do You Keep from Feeling Isolated?

Those who have faced an ovarian or gynecologic cancer diagnosis have so much to offer to others going through a similar experience – be it support, tips or friendship…

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The Overview: May 2021

Before we head into the long holiday weekend, we wanted to share all the latest news and happenings. See below for updates in ovarian cancer research and advocacy, and discover new ways to get support and get involved…

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Share for #RareAware

#RareAware is a new campaign from OCRA that will, like its name suggests, raise awareness around rare forms of ovarian cancer — shining a light on the people affected by these rare tumors, offering resources and information, and building…

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OCRA-Funded Research Uncovers New Checkpoint Mechanism, Potential New Therapeutic Target

New research from The Wistar Institute and Peter MacCallum Cancer Center has uncovered a previously unknown checkpoint mechanism for gene expression, that may open up new avenues for transcription-based targeted cancer therapies in the future…

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