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!



OCRF Research Illuminates Origins of PPM1D Mutations in Ovarian Cancer Patients

(February 24, 2016) Research led by Dr. Elizabeth Swisher at the University of Washington, funded in part by OCRFA and published this month in JAMA Oncology, shows that mutations in the gene PPM1D in women with ovarian cancer are the result of aging and chemotherapy exposure. Click here to read the abstract. Previously,... 

OCRF Research Defines How Satb1 Gene Goes from Helpful to Harmful in Ovarian Cancer

(February 22, 2016) Imagine a lighthouse on cancer cells that can tell the T-cells in our immune system precisely where to attack to stop cancer in its tracks. When working properly, that’s exactly what dendritic cells do. They break down cancer cells into antigens that T-cells can “read” and know... 

Increased Risk of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer associated with BRIP1 Gene

(January 27, 2016) A new study of 8,000 women reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports that carrying mutations in a gene called BRIP1 raised a woman’s chance of getting ovarian cancer in her lifetime to approximately 5%– nearly three times greater than chance women generally...