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!


Scientific Advisory Committees

OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and OCNA's Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) are comprised of the nation's leading gynecologic oncologists, researchers, and voices in the field. The SAC and SMAB members belong to and serve on many of the most prestigious medical associations, including the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. They are the leaders in the field of ovarian cancer research.

Read on to view OCRF's Scientific Advisory Committee, and click here for a full list of OCNA's Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.

Jeff Boyd, Ph.D., Chair

Professor and Chair
Florida International University

Carmel J. Cohen, M.D., Vice - Chair

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Robert C. Bast, Jr., M.D.

Vice President for Translational Research
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Andrew Berchuck, M.D.

Director of Gynecologic Cancer Research
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jonathan S. Berek, M.D., M.M.S.

Professor and Chair - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Director, Women's Cancer Center, Stanford Cancer Center

Molly Brewer, D.V.M., M.D., M.S.

Chair, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Gynecologic Oncology
Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Connecticut Health Center

Ronald Buckanovich, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology Oncology Division of Gynecologic Oncology University of Michigan

Ronny I. Drapkin, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pathology, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Ovarian Cancer Research Center, Penn Medicine

Annie Ellis

Ovarian Cancer Survivor and Research Advocate

Dineo Khabele, M.D.

Director, Gynecological Oncology Translational Research Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Associate Professor, Cancer Biology Member, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ernst Lengyel, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor, Section of Gynecologic Oncology
University of Chicago

Douglas A. Levine, M.D.

Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Head, Gynecology Research Laboratory
NYU Langone Medical Center

Ursula Matulonis, M.D.

Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncology Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Kenneth Nephew, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Indiana University School of Medicine & Simon Cancer Center

Kunle Odunsi, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Gynecologic Oncology Executive Director, Center for Immunotherapy Co-Leader, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Research Program Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Sandra Orsulic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chair, Women's Cancer Biology
Women's Cancer Research Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Celeste Leigh Pearce, Ph.D., MPH

Associate Professor
University of Michigan

Daniel J. Powell Jr., Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Cellular Therapy Tissue Facility University of Pennsylvania

Stephen C. Rubin, M.D.

Chief, Gynecologic Cancer
Professor of Surgical Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Carolyn D. Runowicz, M.D.

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Florida International University

Michael V. Seiden, M.D., Ph.D.

Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
McKesson Specialty Health

Ie-Ming Shih, M.D., Ph.D.

Departments of Pathology, Oncology and Gynecology/Obstetrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Swisher, M.D.

Professor, Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program
University of Washington School of Medicine