Our CEO Calaneet Balas Testifies Before Congress on Ovarian Cancer

Calaneet Balas, OCNA’s Chief Executive Officer, testified before the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on Wednesday, March 13. Her remarks touched on the importance of federal funding for ovarian cancer education and research through the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Summing up our requests, Calaneet noted: “I thank you, on behalf of the women I serve, for continuing to support programs that help women and health providers better understand and treat ovarian cancer. We know these programs have reduced suffering. We know women whose lives have been saved by knowing they were at high risk or who got new treatments that kept their cancer at bay. We respectfully request that you maintain support for these critical activities.”

Committee members asked Calaneet about recent news stories on cancer care, which underscore the importance of federal funding for education.

We are honored to serve as a voice for every person touched by ovarian cancer.

Click here to read the full text of Calaneet’s testimony.


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