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Reflections from the Frontline | OCRA Scientists on Covid-19

We reached out to our grantees and Scientific Advisory Committee, many of whom are on the frontlines – working in hospitals, meeting with patients, seeing firsthand the impact of Covid-19. We wanted to hear their words and reflections…

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Raising Awareness of the Unseen, Giving Voice to the Unheard | Survivor Stories

The world works in ironic and sometimes painful ways Yvette Jives, a nurse and social worker in North Carolina, has spent a lifetime helping others…

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Niraparib Receives FDA Approval as First-Line Maintenance Therapy for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

(May 4, 2020) On April 29th, the Food and Drug Administration approved niraparib (Zejula, GlaxoSmithKline) as a first-line maintenance treatment for advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer, regardless of BRCA…

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Update on OCRA’s 2020 Ovarian Cancer National Conference

(May 4, 2020) Many of you in our strong community have inquired about plans for our 2020 National Conference, originally scheduled for July 10-12 in Washington DC…

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Making Calls and Taking Charge to Educate Others | Survivor Stories

Sandy Sullivan has a favorite quote that she keeps pinned to her bulletin board. It reads, “If you’re lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don’t waste it…

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Science Made Simple: About Biopsies

Simply put, a biopsy is a surgical procedure that involves removing a piece of tissue, cell sample or fluid from part of the body, to determine if cancer cells are present…

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We Need Your Support! #GivingTuesdayNow is May 5th

Nonprofits all over the world are hurting because of COVID-19…

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Inspired Advice: Alleviating Treatment-Related Nausea

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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Celebrating our OCRA Heroes

Today is National Superheroes Day, and while we realize that many of these “national days” are made up holidays, we can’t let this day go by without acknowledging just a few of the people in our ovarian cancer community who are…

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Raising Critical Funds for Research on a Whim | OCRA Heroes

“Eyebrows are sisters, not twins.” This is the best advice Morgan Gaynor received when she was in treatment for ovarian cancer…

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Survivors Teaching Students Crosses the Digital Divide for Medical Students

Last year, nearly 13,000 medical and nursing students gained a better understanding of ovarian cancer—an understanding they’ll carry with them as they begin seeing patients of their own—by hearing the stories of our Survivors Teaching…

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When Fundraising Events Go Virtual

This last Sunday, April 19th, kicked off what had been shaping up to be a promising season of Ovarian Cycle events taking place all over the country…

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