Watch videos from our Ovarian Cancer National Conference
Hear about the latest in ovarian cancer research, treatment and care, directly from the experts. Presentations cover a wide range of topics relevant to the ovarian cancer community, from managing recurrence and rare ovarian cancer updates, to precision medicine and nutrition for ovarian cancer patients.
More informational webinars
Over the course of each year, OCRA offers free educational webinars on topics related to ovarian cancer and ovarian cancer research. You can view and listen to archived copies of these presentations below.
Learn the latest in ovarian cancer research, treatment and care, as reported at the 2022 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Presented by Dr. Sarah Adams, gynecologic oncologist and ovarian cancer expert, on April 19, 2022.
An educational session on the use of cannabis (including both marijuana and hemp/CBD) for cancer-related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment, recorded on May 5, 2021.
Presented by Dr. Kathryn Pennington, MD Assistant Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Washington, on December 19, 2019
Presented by Douglas Levine, MD, Director of Gynecologic Oncology at NYU Langone Health, on July 23, 2019.
Presented by Beth Popp, MD, associate professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, on May 22, 2019.
Presented by Chad Ramsey, OCRA’s Vice President of Policy, and Vanessa Cramer, OCRA’s Associate Director of Policy, on March 26, 2019.
Presented by Stephanie Fajuri, JD, the Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center’s Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) in Los Angeles, California, on November 12, 2018.
Presented by Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, ACON, GYN-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, on October 25, 2018.
Presented by Douglas Levine, MD, Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at New York University Langone Health, on July 23, 2018.
Presented by Dmitriy Zamarin, MD, PhD, Assistant Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, on June 19, 2018.
Presented by Kelly Morgan, MS, CGC, Clinical Genetic Counselor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, on May 22, 2018.
Presented by Chad Ramsey, OCRFA’s Vice President of Policy, and Vanessa Cramer, OCRFA’s Associate Director of Policy, on January 18, 2018.
- The Next Generation: Ovarian Cancer Research from OCRFA’s Liz Tilberis Grantees
Presented by Ron Chandler, PhD, of Michigan State University, Hui Shen, PhD, of Van Andel Research Institute, and Michael Goldberg, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on November 20, 2017.
- PARP Inhibitors: What You Need to Know
Presented by Ursula Matulonis, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on October 23, 2017.
- Rare Ovarian Cancers: Are We Making Progress?
Presented by David Gershenson, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on September 6, 2017.
- What’s New? Updates from 2017 Cancer Research Meetings
Presented by Douglas A. Levine, MD, NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Institute and Dmitriy Zamarin, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on June 20, 2017.
- Research Updates from the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Academy
Moderated by Douglas A. Levine, MD, Director of Gyn Oncology at NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Institute on May 18, 2017. Speakers include Juan R. Cubillos-Ruiz, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical School, Geeta Mehta, PhD, University of Michigan, and Neill Johnson, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center.
- 2017 Ovarian Cancer Advocacy Update: What You Need to Know
Presented by Chad Ramsey, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance’s VP of Policy, on February 6, 2017.
Stand Up to Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team Update
Presented By Liz Swisher, MD, University of Washington on September 22, 2016.
What’s New? Research Updates from 2016’s Top Medical Meetings
Presented by Douglas A. Levine, MD, New York University on June 27, 2016.
Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know
Presented by Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD Stanford University on May 4, 2016.
Advocacy for Ovarian Cancer: Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Presented by Chad Ramsey, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance’s VP of Policy and Alison Silberman, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance’s Director of Field Engagement on March 7, 2016.
- Ovarian Cancer Risk: What You Should Know, What You Can Do
Presented by Andrew Berchuck, MD, Duke University on November 23, 2015.
- What’s New? Research Updates from 2015’s Top Medical Meetings
Presented by Douglas Levine, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on July 20, 2015.
- Ovarian Cancer Dream Team: DNA Repair Therapies for Ovarian Cancer
Webinar presented by Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, with overview and information by Elizabeth Swisher, M.D., on June 16, 2015.
- Tumor Storage: Creating Options for Ovarian Cancer Options
Presented by Michel Sedaka, MSE, MBA and Kelly Brooks, RN of StoreMyTumor, on May 4, 2015.
- Peripheral Neuropathy and Ovarian Cancer
Presented by Pam Shlemon, President and Executive director of the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy on February 5, 2014.
- Precision Therapeutics for Ovarian Cancer: Where Are We?
Presented by Jeff Boyd, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center on November 18, 2014.
- Nutrition for Ovarian Cancer Survivors
Presented by Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on October 21, 2014.
- Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Heredity, Similarity and Difference
Presented by Ursula Matulonis, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on September 30, 2014.
- What’s New? Research Updates from 2014′s Top Medical Meetings
Presented by Douglas A. Levine, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on June 16, 2014.
- Breakthroughs in Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary, Hypercalcemic Type
Presented by Douglas A. Levine, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on April 24, 2014.
- Chemotherapy: What to Expect and How to Cope
Presented by Kimberly A. Burns, RNC, MSN, WHNP-BC, MD Anderson Cancer Center, on April 14, 2014.
- All About Clinical Trials
Presented by Rachel Grisham, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, on March 19, 2014.
- Coping with Cancer Side Effects–Lymphedema
Presented by Linda Boyle, a specialist from the National Lymphedema Network on January 8, 2014.
- Caring for Your Cancer Patient–and Yourself
Presented by John Schall, chief executive officer of Caregiver Action Network on December 11, 2013.
- Exploring the Origins of Ovarian Cancer
Presented by Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, on Nov. 21, 2013.
- Sexuality and Intimacy in Cancer Survivorship
Presented by Elena Ratner, M.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University of Medicine and co-founder of the Sexuality, Intimacy, and Menopause Clinic at Smilow Cancer Hospital, on October 30, 2013.
- Nutrition and Ovarian Cancer: Maintaining a Low-Fiber Diet
Presented by dietician Jennifer Wolfshohn of Meals to Heals on October 23, 2013.
- BRCA and Ovarian Cancer: Risk, Prevention, Detection, and Treatment
Presented by Danielle Singer, MS, CGC, and Elizabeth Swisher, MD of the University of Washington, on Sept. 30, 2013.
- What’s New? Research Updates from 2013′s Top Medical Meetings
Presented by Dr. Jeff Boyd of Fox Chase Cancer Center and OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee, on July 1, 2013.
- The Promise of Immunotherapy for Ovarian Cancer
Presented by Dr. Jonathan Berek, of Stanford University School of Medicine and OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee, on April 25, 2013.
- Strategies for Managing Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Presented by OCRF grantee Dr. Sarah Adams, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of New Mexico, on February 28, 2013.
- How the 2012 Elections Will Affect Women with Ovarian Cancer
Our featured guests included Lisa Halpern Paul, from Drinker Biddle and Reath, who talked about big picture changes to Congress and what this means for advocates, and Usha Ranji of the Kaiser Family Foundation, who talked about what the election means for the future of health reform on November 13, 2012.
- Palliative Care and Ovarian Cancer
Presented by Dr. Molly Brewer, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Connecticut Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, on October 23rd.
- Demystifying Genetic Counseling and Screening for Ovarian Cancer Patients
Presented by Angela Arnold, M.S., a genetic counselor on the staff of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, on September 27th.
- Genetics and Ovarian Cancer: What You Should Know
Coming soon! On September 19, 2012, experts from three groups (Rebecca Sutphen, MD, FACMG, of FORCE; Amber P. Trivedi, MS, CGC, from Bright Pink; Shera Dubitsky, MEd, MA, Clinical Supervisor at Sharsheret) that work on genetic issues related to cancer joined us to talk about hereditary risk, genetic testing and prophylactic measures to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.
- Ovarian Cancer News from the 2012 ASCO Meeting
Presented by Dr. Deborah Armstrong on June 14, 2012. She reviews important ovarian cancer research presented at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, and discusses the ramifications for women with the disease.
- Ovarian Cancer: A Call for State Action
Presented by Dr. Robert Burger and Cara Tenenbaum, Vice President for Policy and External Affairs at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance on June 13, 2012.
- Screening and Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer: Where We Are and What’s Next
Presented by Dr. Andrew Berchuck, Director of Duke University’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and member of OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee on May 23rd. Dr. Berchuck discusses why it’s difficult to detect ovarian cancer early and the challenges of screening, and highlights promising research being done in these areas.
- The Cancer Genome Atlas and Personalized Medicine
Presented by Dr. Ilana Cass of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on May 3rd.
In July of 2011, researchers working as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network reported that they had created a genetic “map” of ovarian cancer. This important work, the largest study of any tumor type to date, will help researchers better understand the disease and pave the way for more effective, targeted treatment. Members of OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee, Board of Directors, as well as OCRF grantees, contributed to this landmark study.
- Survivors Teaching Students®: Telling Your Story
Coming soon! This webinar held on on April 12, 2012 includes speaker STS National Program Director Susan Leighton, Amanda Davis from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and survivors Debra Frick and Susan Herringby. Our Survivors Teaching Students® program brings ovarian cancer survivors into the classrooms of medical, nursing and physician assistant schools to teach students about the disease. This webinar is a training for survivors interested in volunteering with the program, or who want a refresher on best practices for telling a personal story.
- Ovarian Cancer News from the 2011 ASCO Meeting
Presented by Dr. Deborah Armstrong of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
- Health Reform: Illusion, Delusion or Reality.
Experts from Washington joined us December 16, 2011 to talk about how health reform will affect screening and treatment of ovarian cancer. Panelists included Tina Tchen, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls; Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society; and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.
- Drug Shortages: Status and Next Steps
Presented on November 16, 2011, this webinar features speakers from the Food and Drug Administration and a provider group, as well as a patient who has been affected by the drug shortages.
- What is Research Advocacy?
Presented on August 18, 2011, this 90-minute session will teach you how to get involved in the peer review process at the national or local level.
- What is Research Advocacy?
Presented on July 21, 2011, this 90-minute session will teach you how to get involved in the peer review process at the national or local level.
- How Can I Get Involved in Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials?
Presented by Margo Michaels, Executive Director and President of the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials on May 13, 2011.
- Getting Involved with Partner Members
Presented by Sue Ellen Moore and Robin Cohen on March 2, 2011.
- Young Survivors Rock!
Presented by Chana Garcia, advocate, blogger and ovarian cancer survivor, joins Lindsay Avner, the founder and director of Bright Pink, on February 10, 2011.
- Clinical Trials 101
Presented by Dr. Ronald Alvarez, a gynecologic oncologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, on January 25, 2011.