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Partner Member Profile: Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance

When Joan Sagan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1999, she was devastated. After more than 20 years working as an oncology nurse, Joan knew how deadly this disease could be. Her sisters, however, knew very little about ovarian cancer…

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Partner Member Profile: Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Robin Cohen was working as an oncology nurse when one of her favorite patients, Sandy Rollman, passed away at age 33 from ovarian cancer…

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Partner Member Profile: Laura Stecher, Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance, Orange County, California

Laura Stecher founded the Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance (OCOCA) in 2003 with friends from her support group. Today, she is a ten-year survivor—and one of only three surviving from their original group of eight…

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Study Shows that Few Lives Saved with Current Ovarian Cancer Screening Technology

12/21/2010 Available ovarian cancer screening only slightly reduces the number of deaths from the disease, a new study finds…

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OCRF Research Finds microRNA Regulates Cancer Stem Cells

11/08/2010 OCRF Grantee Lin Zhang, MD  Research has provided strong support for the ovarian cancer stem cell hypothesis, which proposes that a rare subpopulation of tumor cells—cancer stem cells– have the unique ability to initiate and…

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Understanding Ovarian Cancer: Part One of OCRF’s Educational Series

  09/28/2010 View a seven-part series about ovarian cancer, brought to you by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.The series is narrated by Douglas A. Levine, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Dr…

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Video: Ray Ramano asks for support of ovca awareness

Ray Ramano supports ovarian cancer initiatives in honor of his cousin, Linda, an ovarian cancer survivor and Director of Survivors Teaching Students SM, an Ovarian Cancer National Alliance…

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Dave Bautista vs. Cancer, for Angie Bautista

(August 3, 2010) It is not in Angie Bautista’s nature to seek the spotlight…

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OCRF Statement on OVA1

Some of you may have recently seen articles in the newspaper or on TV about a test called OVA1…

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Meet OCRF's Newest Grantees

01/29/2010 Each year, OCRF awards millions of dollars in grants to researchers who are working to beat ovarian cancer.  Our two newest grantees, Dr. Lin Zhang and Dr…

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Jeff Boyd, PhD, Appointed Chair of OCRF Scientific Advisory Committee

11/17/2009 The Board of Directors of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is pleased to announce that Jeff Boyd, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, has been appointed Chair of the OCRF Scientific…

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SGO's Statement on Use of CA125 for Monitoring Ovarian Cancer

06/08/2009 Last weekend a European study regarding the use of CA 125 testing in ovarian cancer patients was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) Annual Meeting…

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