The Overview: April 2024

Save the Date for OCRA’s International Gynecologic Cancer Conference

Photo and text side by side. Text: Save the Date, September 25 - 27. OCRA's Annual Conference. Photo: A smiling woman with long hair, glasses, teal shirt, and a pin displaying the words "9 Year Survivor" with a teal ribbon, makes the heart sign with her two hands held together.

OCRA’s annual conference returns September 25th – 27th with more expert presentations, interactive sessions, resources, and community connections to empower and inspire those facing gynecologic cancer. 

OCRA’s online conference is the largest and longest-running conference focused on ovarian cancer, and now offers expanded sessions on related gynecologic cancers. Join people from all over the world to learn the most important developments in research, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life. 

Registration will open in mid-June with a special early registration price. Watch your inbox and bookmark our Conference page for updates.

OCRA’s Advocate’s Corner: April Updates

OCRA’s Advocate Leader committees gathered last week to mobilize for impactful change in education and awareness, clinical trials, cost of care, health disparities, and precision medicine. Check out the latest legislative news, including an update on multi-cancer early detection screening coverage, in OCRA’s Advocate’s Corner.

Frieda Weeks, Supporter & Activist, Recognized for Achievement

OCRA congratulates Frieda Weeks, a founding member of Hope for Heather and an OCRA Advocate Leader, on winning NewsChannel 9’s Remarkable Women of Central New York contest. Hope for Heather is an OCRA Community Partner and has donated over $700,000 to OCRA.

Tiffany Mecham, Mrs. Idaho Contestant & OCRA Advocate Leader, Raises Awareness

In an interview with Sophia Doumani for KBOI CBS 2 Boise News, Tiffany Mecham talks about championing the ovarian cancer cause while she competes for the title of Mrs. Idaho, and why she advocates for future generations.

SGO 2024 Annual Meeting Scientific Debrief: What Patients Should Know

Sign up today for a free webinar and Q&A that explains the most important information on scientific advancements and breakthroughs in gynecologic cancers, as presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting. The webinar takes place May 18th from 11:30am – 1:30pm CT, and is presented by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) Patient Education Committee. 

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