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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OCRFA Founder Sol Schreiber passes away

(6/9/16) With deep sorrow, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance mourns the passing of our beloved founder and Chairman Emeritus, Sol Schreiber. We are profoundly grateful for his foresight in founding this organization, as well as his unwavering leadership through the years. His steady commitment to... 

Action Alert: Protect Ovarian Cancer Research Funding at the Department of Defense

Later this week, we’ll be sending out a request for you to take Action to help protect ovarian cancer research funding at the Department of Defense. The Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) is part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program in the Department of Defense (DoD), and funds... 

Strength in Numbers: OCRF and OCNA Unite to Form OCRFA

(1/26/16) 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... 

Team Twedt: Taking on Ovarian Cancer, One Ironman at a Time

(12/17/15) Ask anyone who’s taken on the grueling series of events that make up an Ironman competition–a 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 mile run–and they might tell you that when it comes to mentally preparing for this kind of challenge, sometimes it’s easier not to... 

Under the Microscope: OCRF’s 2015 Research Progress Report

(12/14/15) | In 2015, OCRF grantees made several significant advances in the fight against ovarian cancer, including: Pinpointing two genes that trigger ovarian cancer Identifying a new therapeutic strategy for clear cell ovarian cancer Discovering how a tailored surgical approach leads to better outcomes Finding... 

Teaming Up Against Ovarian Cancer

(9/11/15) Alan D’Andrea, MD Elizabeth Swisher, MD By Alan D. D’Andrea, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, and Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD, University of Washington September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, when we scientists and advocates renew our determination to find... 

The New York Times Publishes OCRF’s Letter to the Editor 8/12/15

(8/12/15) In response to the article “An Ovarian Cancer Treatment, Recommended Since 2006, is Found to be Underused,“ published in the Health section of The New York Times on August 3, 2015, OCRF co-wrote a Letter to the Editor along with Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, strongly encouraging... 

OCRF Welcomes New Scientific Advisory Committee Members

(6/19/15) OCRF recently welcomed three new members to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), our world-class group of leaders in the ovarian cancer field who review and approve all OCRF research grants. Dineo Khabele, M.D., of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Celeste Leigh Pearce, Ph.D., M.P.H.,... 

OCRF’s Super Saturday Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look

OCRF’s Super Saturday NY, now heading into its 18th year, has long been the summertime event in the Hamptons. And on May 16th, guests on the West Coast will enjoy an unforgettable day of deep discounts, luxury experiences, and activities for the whole family, as OCRF’s Super Saturday LA returns for... 

The New York Times Publishes OCRF’s Letter to the Editor 3/30/15

In response to the “Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery,” Op-Ed, published in The New York Times on March 24, 2015, OCRF co-wrote a Letter to the Editor along with Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, reminding readers that there is still no early detection method for ovarian cancer. We’re...