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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OCRF Talks

Q&A with OCRFA Grantee Jill Madden, Ph.D.

Jill Madden, PhD Q&A with Jill Madden, PhD University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc. 2016 Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award   OCRFA: Tell me about yourself. Did you always want to be a scientist? Were you interested in science as a child? Jill Madden: I grew up on... 

Q&A with OCRF Grantee Kris Wood, PhD

Kris Wood, PhD Q&A with Kris Wood, PhD Duke University 2014 Liz Tilberis Award   OCRF: Tell me about yourself. Kris Wood: I grew up in Georgetown, KY, a rural town in the central part of the state. My family lived in a house on my grandfather’s farm, which was a wonderful place to grow up–... 

Q&A with OCRF Grantee John Weroha, MD, PhD

Q&A with John Weroha, MD, PhD 2014 Liz Tilberis Early Career Award Mayo Clinic               Were you always in interested in science?  By the time I was in high school I knew I wanted to have a career in biology, but I think my interest actually started earlier. ... 

Q&A with Ron Chandler, Ph.D.

Dr. Ron Chandler is a 2013 Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award recipient. In this interview with OCRF’s Sarah DeFeo, Dr. Chandler discusses his research and what it means to receive a grant from OCRF. Sarah DeFeo:  Tell us about yourself. Ron Chandler:  I am the first Ph.D. scientist... 

Q&A with Maria Barbolina, Ph.D.

Dr. Maria Barbolina is a 2013 Liz Tilberis Early Career Award grant recipient. In this interview with OCRF’s Sarah DeFeo, Dr. Barolina discusses her research and what it means to receive a grant from OCRF. Sarah DeFeo:  Tell us a little about yourself. Maria Barbolina:  I live in Chicago... 

OCRF Talk with Lin Zhang, M.D.

Lin Zhang, M.D. Research Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Pennsylvania Dr. Lin Zhang is a 2006 and 2009 Liz Tilberis Grant Recipient, and a 2003 Program of Excellence Grant Recipient. In the fall of 2003, Dr. Lin Zhang was anxious. Having come to the United States for... 

OCRF Talks Q&A with Ruprecht Wiedemeyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Ruprecht Wiedemeyer is a 2012 Liz Tilberis Grantee. In this interview with OCRF’s Sarah DeFeo, Dr. Wiedemeyer discusses his research and what it means to receive a grant from OCRF. Sarah DeFeo:  You were born in Germany. How did you end up working in the United States? Ruprecht Wiedemeyer: ... 

Q&A with Kate Lawrenson, Ph.D.

Dr. Kate Lawrenson is a 2012 Ann Schreiber Program of Excellence Grantee. In this interview with OCRF’s Sarah DeFeo, Dr. Lawrenson discusses her research and what it means to receive a grant from OCRF. Sarah DeFeo:  Where did your interest in science start? Kate Lawrenson:  As a small child... 

Q&A with Melinda Yates, Ph.D.

Dr. Melinda Yates is a 2012 Ann Schreiber Program of Excellence Grantee. In this interview with OCRF’s Sarah DeFeo, Dr. Yates discusses her research and what it means to receive a grant from OCRF. Sarah DeFeo:  Tell us about yourself. Melinda Yates:  I’m originally from a very small town... 

Q&A with Karen Cowden Dahl, PhD

Dr. Karen Cowden Dahl is a 2012 Liz Tilberis Grant Recipient. In this interview with OCRF’s Sarah DeFeo, Dr. Cowden Dahl discusses her research and what it means to receive a grant from OCRF. Sarah DeFeo:  How did you become interested in science, and in ovarian cancer?  Karen Cowden Dahl: ...