Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States, and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. Advances in the fight against this terrible disease only occur through medical research focused on finding better methods of diagnosis, more effective treatments, and eventually a cure.
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance is the largest global charity funding ovarian cancer research. In the U.S., OCRA is the largest non-government funder of ovarian cancer research. Since 1998, we’ve awarded top scientists at 79 leading medical centers, 349 grants for ovarian cancer research and related programs: an investment of over $97 million. Every day, OCRA-funded scientists are improving women’s lives by finding new ways to prevent ovarian cancer, developing better methods to treat it, and pioneering pathways to cure this disease.