OCRF Educational Webinar Series Presentations Available

Over the course of each year, OCRF offers free educational webinars on topics related to ovarian cancer and ovarian cancer research.  You can view and listen to archived copies of these presentations below.


Exploring the Origins of Ovarian Cancer
Presented by Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, on Nov. 21, 2013.
View the archived presentation here.

Sexuality and Intimacy in Cancer Survivorship
Presented by Elena Ratner, M.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University of Medicine and co-founder of the Sexuality, Intimacy, and Menopause Clinic at Smilow Cancer Hospital, on October 30, 2013.
View the archived presentation here.

BRCA and Ovarian Cancer: Risk, Prevention, Detection, and Treatment
Presented by Danielle Singer, MS, CGC, and Elizabeth Swisher, MD of the University of Washington, on Sept. 30, 2013.
View the archived presentation here.

What’s New? Research Updates from 2013′s Top Medical Meetings
Presented by Dr. Jeff Boyd of Fox Chase Cancer Center and OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee, on July 1, 2013.
View the archived presentation here.

The Promise of Immunotherapy for Ovarian Cancer
Presented by Dr. Jonathan Berek, of Stanford University School of Medicine and OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee, on April 25, 2013.
View the archived presentation here.

Strategies for Managing Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Presented by OCRF grantee Dr. Sarah Adams, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of New Mexico, on February 28, 2013.
View the archived presentation here.


Palliative Care and Ovarian Cancer
Presented by Dr. Molly Brewer, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Connecticut Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, on October 23rd.
View the archived presentation here.

Demystifying Genetic Counseling and Screening for Ovarian Cancer Patients
Presented by Angela Arnold, M.S., a genetic counselor on the staff of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, on September 27th.
View the archived presentation here.

Research Updates from the Annual Meetings of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Presented by Dr. Jeff Boyd, Senior Vice President of Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Chair of OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee on June 21st.
View the archived presentation here.

Screening and Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer: Where We Are and What’s Next
Presented by Dr. Andrew Berchuck, Director of Duke University’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and member of OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee on May 23rd.
Dr. Berchuck discusses why it’s difficult to detect ovarian cancer early and the challenges of screening, and highlights promising research being done in these areas.

View the archived presentation here.

The Cancer Genome Atlas and Personalized Medicine
Presented by Dr. Ilana Cass of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on May 3rd.
In July of 2011, researchers working as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network reported that they had created a genetic “map” of ovarian cancer. This important work, the largest study of any tumor type to date, will help researchers better understand the disease and pave the way for more effective, targeted treatment. Members of OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee, Board of Directors, as well as OCRF grantees, contributed to this landmark study.
View the archived presentation here.

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