Our panel of experts return to answer questions submitted by attendees about gynecologic cancer research, treatment, and survivorship.
Do you have questions about ovarian cancer? Are you seeking resources and support for yourself or a loved one facing gynecologic cancer? These videos can help.
OCRA’s National Conference videos cover popular topics, from the latest in research and treatment to strategies for dealing with “chemo brain,” managing the fear of recurrence, navigating insurance, and more. Our videos are presented by leaders in gynecologic oncology and care, and they’re meant for you — to be a valuable resource and a source of inspiration and empowerment throughout your journey.
Your most pressing questions on ovarian and gynecologic cancer research, treatment, and survivorship are answered by Beth Karlan, MD, Premal Thaker, MD, MSc, Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, and Andy Berchuck, MD.
Chemo brain can be a complication of cancer treatment. Nicolette Gabel, PhD explains what that “fog” is and strategies to improve neuro-cognitive functioning.
Clinical trials advance science and enable patients to access the most cutting-edge care. Dr. Shannon Westin explains how clinical trials work, when to consider them, and the pros and cons of participation.
Suleika Jaouad, acclaimed author and a cancer survivor, shares her insights on living well and finding meaning in the face of a cancer diagnosis.
Julie Lanford MPH, RD, CSO, LDN addresses questions and offers insights into healthy dietary options to help you heal throughout treatment and beyond.
Dr. Andreya Jones addresses the relationship between self and partner while providing key strategies to regain sexual pleasure after diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Kathleen Moore explains terms and concepts used in the ovarian cancer research and treatment landscape, including immunotherapy, cell therapy, vaccines, gene therapy, and targeted therapy.
Genetics and biomarkers play a critical role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. Learn everything you need to know from Dr. Anna Jo Smith.
Hear from OCRA’s Vice President of Policy, Chad Ramsey, on how OCRA is working to improve access to testing and diagnostics for the gynecologic cancer community.
Dr. Elyse Adams addresses the complexity of emotions that can accompany a cancer diagnosis, and offers concrete ways to improve quality of life and cope with the ever-present fear many experience.
Fear of cancer recurrence can be prevalent and overwhelming. Join Sarah Adams, MD for a presentation on the management of recurrent ovarian cancer.
In this discussion around caregiving and supporting loved ones while finding strategies for self-care, Brad Gougeon and Ken Hooker talk about their experiences as husbands and caregivers.
Understanding the complexities of insurance is daunting for all. Joanna Fawzy Doran, Esq., offers education on all things related to insurance coverage and strategies for getting through it successfully.
PARP inhibitors play an increasingly important role in treatment for many ovarian cancer patients, but have come under scrutiny from the FDA. Join Dr. Gini Fleming to learn what’s happening.
Dr. Dineo Khabele addresses health inequity from a historical, medical, social, and ethical standpoint, while offering critical insights on why change must occur and how we can all get involved.
Chaplains Dana Rainey and Karen Terry discuss the varying experiences of faith and the ways it can strengthen, offer guidance, or waver after a cancer diagnosis.
It can be challenging to find the words to talk about a cancer diagnosis to your children, whether they are school aged or adults. Nancy Cincotta, LCSW, and Tracy Moore, LCSW, offer support.
Physical and emotional suffering does not need to go hand in hand with gynecologic cancer. Dr. Lori Spoozak talks about care and quality of life throughout cancer treatment.
Please join Audra Moran, President & CEO of OCRA and Gillian Hanley, MD, for an important discussion on understanding risk of developing ovarian cancer, prevention strategies, and the importance of genetic testing.
Drug shortages are not new, but recently we have seen dramatic shortages of the drugs utilized in ovarian cancer treatment. Dr. Nickles Fader shares what is happening and what steps are being taken to improve access.
Join gynecologic oncologist Dr. Nita Lee for an update on what’s new in research and treatment of cervical cancer.
Join endometrial cancer expert Dr. Emily Ko for a special session dedicated to what’s going on in research and treatment of endometrial and uterine cancers.
Join us for a research and treatment update from the current President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Angeles Alvarez Secord.
Learn what’s new in the research and treatment of rare gynecologic cancers, as presented by Dr. Amanda Nickles-Fader.