Watch Expert Presentations from OCRA’s Virtual National Conference
Want to learn what’s new in ovarian cancer research and care? Start here.
This fall, we hosted our virtual Uniting for Hope Ovarian Cancer National Conference, where experts in the field presented on a wide range of topics– demystifying genetic testing and precision medicine, providing resources for financial support, explaining clinical trials, and so much more.
A record number of ovarian cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters from across the world joined us for the National Conference, asking questions in interactive Q&A sessions and making connections with other attendees. We were thrilled to bring this strong community together for the live presentations, and are so pleased to share these videos with you now. Bookmark this page, find the topics of interest to you, and watch at your own pace. And don’t forget to share with others who may need it!
Disparities in patient outcomes and survival have long existed in ovarian cancer, but the issue of health disparities–particularly racial disparities–has received renewed attention from state and federal lawmakers in this political environment. Learn more about this new landscape, and how to advocate, organize, and translate this attention into meaningful action for our patient community.
Making critical healthcare decisions and communicating those wishes to your medical team and family can be a daunting experience. Join Tracy Moore, LCSW and Nancy Cincotta, LCSW, MPhil for a discussion around goals of care, medical decisionmaking, documenting your wishes, estate planning considerations, and how to share your wishes with your loved ones.
Many cancer patients work while undergoing cancer treatment–whether they want to or not! Managing work and cancer at the same time can be challenging. Learn strategies from an expert on how to juggle it all.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted how clinical trials are being conducted, and how patients are participating in them. Hear from a panel of experts—regulators, physicians, patients and industry partners—on where we go from here.
Precision oncology has ushered in new opportunities for diagnostic testing, targeted treatments, and risk management in ovarian cancer. Ensuring cancer patients are using consistent terms and definitions in talking with their providers about these new technologies and treatment pathways is essential to expanding their use and adoption. Learn about this new “language,” why it matters, and what you can do to help bring it into the mainstream.
If you feel COVID-19 has significantly impacted your life as an ovarian cancer patient, you are not alone! Learn about the results of a large patient survey and hear from a gynecologic oncologist and survivor about their experiences.
Palliative care is focused on managing your symptoms and improving your quality of life, and you can have it along with curative treatment. In this session hosted by Dr. Beth Popp, learn more about palliative care, how to access it, and how it can help you thrive.
Cannabis has a long history of medical use and has been legal for medical use in some states for decades. Come and learn about using cannabis medicine including potential benefits, adverse effects, pros and cons of modes of use and other important considerations.
An ovarian cancer diagnosis impacts every aspect of your life, including your finances. Learn options for managing the impact, how to work with your hospital, and how pharmaceutical patient access programs work.
From the point of diagnosis through treatment, racial disparities in ovarian cancer exist and disproportionately impact Black women. Join gynecologic oncologist Dr. Dineo Khabele to better understand this important issue, and what we can do about it.
It’s normal and common to experience changes and challenges with sex after cancer. Join Dr. Sage Bolte 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.