Tag: Advocacy

A New Year, and More Advocate Leaders Than Ever Before

Together, we made great strides in 2020 on Capitol Hill, and we are excited to announce that we now have more OCRA Advocate Leaders than ever before speaking up for the ovarian cancer community…

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Federal Ovarian Cancer Research Funding is in Jeopardy: Act Now!

Urge your U.S…

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Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Advocate Leader Program

Be a voice for the ovarian cancer community. Please note: The deadline for application was December 7, 2021…

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Watch Expert Presentations from OCRA’s Virtual National Conference

Want to learn what’s new in ovarian cancer research and care? Start here…

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OCRA’s Statement on SCOTUS and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Supreme Court is poised to consider California v…

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Making Government Work for People … Especially the Ovarian Cancer Community

US Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is the Chair and founder of the Congressional Ovarian Cancer Caucus. Established in 2015, the Caucus set out to raise awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms and support for research…

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Everything You Need to Know About Johanna’s Law and Reauthorization

An important victory for the ovarian cancer community came in 2006 when Congress passed Johanna’s Law…

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Shaking Things Up from a Little Town in West Virginia | Meet an Advocate Leader

“Don’t settle” This simple two-word mantra is what guides Roxanne Bright – self-proclaimed dog mom, crafter, and 9-year ovarian cancer survivor from West Virginia who is on a mission to use her voice for good…

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Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support Full Funding for OCRP

The Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) is a cutting-edge program housed within the Department of Defense. Despite a history of successful breakthroughs, the program has long been drastically underfunded…

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OCRA Supports The CLINICAL TREATMENT Act (H.R. 913)

For many ovarian cancer patients, clinical trials offer a promising avenue for expanding treatment options and extending survival…

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Drawing Upon Strength, Speaking Her Truth | Meet an Advocate Leader

“When something is important to you. Be passionate about it. Stay in their face.” That was the advice Kandis Draw received from her mother over and over as she was growing up…

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Action Alert: Tell Your Member of Congress to Co-Sponsor the CLINICAL TREATMENT Act (H.R. 913)

(June 16, 2020) Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer and fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States. There is no effective screening tool and early symptoms are often vague, or altogether absent…

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