OCRF & Ovarian Cancer National Alliance are now one strong, united, inspiring voice!
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) have led the way in advocacy, research and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. As of January 2016, we are pleased to announce we are joining together to form Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Read the exciting news!

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Clinical Trials Pros & Cons

You should be aware of the risks and benefits of participating in clinical trials. Learn as much as you can about clinical trials and the clinical trial you might want to enroll in before you decide to participate. Even when you are first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you might want to consider a clinical trial. Clinical trials are not only the last resort.

Benefits

  • Might help someone with ovarian cancer in the future
  • You may get a new treatment that works better than a current treatment
  • You may feel empowered about taking control of your health care
  • You will probably get specialized care from the health care team monitoring you during the trial

Risks

  • New treatment may have side effects
  • The new treatment may not work for you, though it may work for others
  • The inconvenience of extra visits to the doctor may be burdensome
  • You don’t have a choice in getting the experimental vs. the traditional treatment
  • Insurance might not cover all the costs

Watch OCRF’s Informational Clinical Trials Video