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Benoît Bragantini, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Benoît Brangantini, of Mayo Clinic, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Mentored Investigator Grant. With his project, “Probing Homologous Recombination DNA Repair Factors in Chromatin by cryo-EM,” Dr…

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Take Action: Help Increase Ovarian Cancer Research Funding

We need your help today to ensure that a critical ovarian cancer research program is adequately funded…

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Highlights: 2022 Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

Submitted by ovarian cancer survivor Annie Ellis, OCRA Research Advocate and Scientific Advisory Committee member This year’s SGO annual meeting was held in Phoenix, Arizona from March 18-21…

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Researchers Discover Genetic Link Between Ovarian Cancer Subtypes and Endometriosis

Some ovarian cancers are genetically linked to the gynecologic disorder known as endometriosis, according to recent findings from an international team of researchers…

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Springing into Action: Heroes Highlights

With spring finally upon us, we want to give a shout-out to a group of OCRA Heroes who welcomed the season by setting themselves into motion, both literally and figuratively, to raise awareness and funds for our shared cause…

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The Overview: March 2022

There are so many ways to spring into action and knowledge around our shared mission…

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A Conversation on Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Though palliative care and hospice care are both used to improve a patient’s quality of life, there are key distinctions between the two — as well as many commonly held misconceptions about how they differ. Dr…

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Save Lives While You Save on Taxes … and Other Ways to Give

With tax season upon us, financial planning is on many people’s minds. While all gifts made by check or credit card are tax-deductible, there are other ways to fund cutting-edge ovarian cancer research that also offer tax benefits…

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Congress Poised to Increase Ovarian Cancer Programs Funding

Update: On 3/11/22, President Biden SIGNED the FY2022 spending bill into law, implementing key ovarian cancer program increases…

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Melanie Weigert, PhD | Meet a Scientist

Dr. Melanie Weigert, of University of Chicago, is a 2021 recipient of OCRA’s Mentored Investigator Grant. With her project, “Genome-Wide Profiling of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine on Cell-Free DNA,” Dr…

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Comprehensive Study Provides Recommendations for Better Ovarian Cancer Patient Care

Key recommendations for improving care of ovarian cancer patients in the United States have been published as part of a collaborative, in-depth initiative spearheaded by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and involving a…

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New Study Shows Surgical Removal of Fallopian Tubes Can Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

In promising news on the prevention front, one surgical procedure that leaves the ovaries intact may greatly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer…

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