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!


Andrew Berchuck, M.D.

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

Andrew Berchuck, M.D. attended medical school and received his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His research and clinical training in Gynecologic Oncology was completed at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. For the past 20 years he has been on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to caring for women with gynecologic cancers, Dr. Berchuck has been an active scientific investigator. He has published over 200 scientific papers, mostly in the area of ovarian and endometrial cancer genetics. He is Co-Director of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Breast/Ovarian Cancer Program.

Dr. Berchuck has received many national honors including awards for best oral presentation and poster at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists annual meeting and the Wayne Rundles Award for Excellence in Cancer Research from the Duke Cancer Center. In 2004 he received an award for best scientific presentation at the International Gynecologic Cancer Society meeting. In 2005 he was awarded the Barbara Thomason Ovarian Cancer Professorship by the American Cancer Society.

Dr Berchuck has been actively involved in national activities in his field and was program chair for the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and was elected President of the society in 2007. Dr. Berchuck also has served as Chair of a study section for the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program, and in the past chaired OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

Recent Press

“Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors.”

US News & World Report, March 24, 2009.

ABC News, March 24, 2009.