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 Research Sheds Light on Role of STAT3 in Ovarian Cancer

Selvendiran Karuappaiyah, PhD (June 17, 2016) An OCRFA funded study recently published in Oncogene investigated the role that protein STAT3 plays in the activation and metastasis of ovarian cancer cells. Many women with ovarian cancer develop fluid in the abdomen, which contains cancer cells. Those cells,... 

OCRFA Research Shows Genetic Subtypes Linked to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD (June 9, 2016) A ten year, OCRFA-funded study has revealed the effect that the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes, which help regulate the body’s immune system, have on how the body responds to treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer. The scientists report that women with certain... 

Risk Factors and Outcomes for Chemotherapy Refusal

(June 7, 2016) The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently published a study that looked at the difference in outcomes between two groups of epithelial ovarian cancer patients: those who received recommended, multiagent chemotherapy and those who chose not to undergo the recommended...