The Overview: October 2023

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, Ovarian Cancer National Conference

OCRA’s National Conference begins November 1st

Join us virtually from November 1st – 3rd for three days of information, community and resources. Attendees will learn the latest updates in research, treatment and care, straight from the experts — in language you don’t have to be a doctor to understand. New this year, our experts will present information about ovarian cancer as well as related gynecologic cancers.

Registration is $75 and includes access to on-demand videos, Q&As, interactive sessions and more.

OCRA hosts local gathering for virtual support participants

Participants in OCRA’s virtual support programs came together for a face-to-face meetup in Chicago, deepening community connections and highlighting the importance of support programs for those with shared experience in facing gynecologic cancer.

#GivingTuesday is November 28th

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Join us to make an impact as we kick off the season of giving. Check out our Giving Tuesday social media toolkit, which makes it easy for friends and family to give their support.

NCCN Patient Guidelines for Ovarian and Cervical Cancers

OCRA is proud to sponsor National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s 2023 Ovarian Cancer Updates and newly-released 2024 Cervical Cancer Updates. View these free guides containing clear, up-to-date information written with patients and caregivers in mind.

Ovarian Cycle Tampa Receives Recognition, Raises Funds

OCRA’s Ovarian Cycle Tampa fundraiser was featured on ABC Action News this month, shining a well-deserved light on the event’s riders and organizers, and what inspires them to participate. This year’s event raised nearly $33,000, bringing its total amount raised to over $400,000 since the event’s inception.

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More updates you don’t want to miss

  • OCRA’s Fall Advocacy Day on October 24th was a big success, gathering patients, survivors and caregivers on Capitol Hill to advocate for issues important to the ovarian cancer community at the end of October. Stay tuned for a full recap.
  • OCRA’s Chief Program Officer, Sarah DeFeo, joined the Overlooked Podcast to discuss the importance of understanding risk, and the revolutionary approach to prevention that’s saving lives.

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