OCRA-Funded Study Targets Immunotherapy
OCRA grantees and their Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center colleagues published results from an exciting study detailing a new approach to adoptive T-cell therapy that may help improve immunotherapy options for ovarian cancer patients. Learn more about the findings from the research team, which included Dr. Bob McGray, OCRA grantee, and Dr. Kunle Odunsi, OCRA grantee and Scientific Advisory Committee member.
Pro Golfer Jill McGill Tees Up for a Cure
Jill McGill, defending champion of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open, made a splash at Pebble Beach this month, raising ovarian cancer awareness in honor of her sister and caddie, Shelley O’Keefe, an ovarian cancer survivor. Sporting a golf bag with OCRA’s logo, McGill handed out autographed ball-markers linking to our website for lifesaving information. She takes her drive to make a difference – and defend her title – to Portland on August 24th -27th.
Take Action for September
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and there are lots of great ways to show your support and spread the word. Share a tribute, host an event, create an online fundraiser, or contact us for ideas.
OCRA’s National Conference
Registration is open for OCRA’s Ovarian Cancer National Conference! Join us virtually November 1st – 3rd to learn important information on research, treatment and care; find resources; and connect with community, all from the comfort of home. Early registration is $50 through August 31st. Regular registration starts September 1st for $75.
Your IRA Can Support OCRA
As we find ourselves past the halfway point of 2023, we want to remind you of a special way for you to stand with us as we work together to eradicate ovarian cancer. If you are 70.5 or older, your IRA can become a powerful tool to amplify our efforts. By making a recession-smart gift from your IRA, you can reduce your taxable income and help fulfill a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) if you must take one.
Don’t miss these updates
- OCRA’s advocates took to Capitol Hill this week to gain support for the Reducing Hereditary Cancer Act (HR 1526), a bipartisan bill that could expand Medicare coverage for lifesaving risk-reduction interventions. More to come!
- A study published in Cancer Nursing highlighted the prevalence of fear of recurrence among gynecologic cancer survivors, and revealed the significance of support programs.
- Two groups of golf aficionados are turning their love for the sport into an opportunity to give back — learn how Teal Off for a Cure and Back-to-School Classic are honoring the women special to them.
- Dr. Chi Lam Au Yeung, an OCRA grantee, shares her research focus and what drives her in this Meet a Scientist profile.
- Janice Paulshock, a Woman to Woman mentor, talks about how her caring circle helped her through four recurrences, and how the program is a wellspring of support for both patients and their mentors.
- OCRA’s research, patient support and advocacy programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of our community. Donate today to make a difference.