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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Research Round-Up: 11th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium September 12-13, 2014 in Seattle, Washington

By Annie Ellis Ovarian Cancer survivor and advocate, OCRFA Scientific Advisory Committee Member The Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium is presented by the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research. The goal of the Symposium is to bring together clinicians... 

Oral Contraceptives Play Role in Decline of Deaths from Ovarian Cancer

(September 12, 2016) The European Society of Medical Oncology published a study last week that indicated the reasons for a decrease in deaths from ovarian cancer in both young women and post-menopausal women. From 2002 to 2012, death rates fell by 10% in the European Union and by 16% in the United States,... 

Study Reveals Potential Importance of Studying Cell Lineage

(September 9, 2016) Nature Communications recently published a study that used proteomics, or the study of proteins, to identify the lineage of 26 different ovarian cancer cell lines. Identifying where the cell lines originate can help us categorize a full spectrum of tumors and lead us to understand...