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!


Research News

Impact of Genetic Counseling on Testing and Surgical Prevention in High Risk Women

(Aug 1. 2016) Results of a study reported last month in Cancer show that routine referral of women at high risk for ovarian cancer to genetic counseling promotes genetic testing and prophylactic surgery. Guidelines recommend genetic counseling and testing for women who have a pedigree suggestive of an... 

Women Still Getting CA-125 and CT Testing After Ovarian Cancer, Despite Lack of Clear Benefit

(July 28, 2016)  A study published recently in JAMA Oncology showed that CA-125 tests and CT scans are routinely used in ovarian cancer surveillance testing, even though evidence has shown there is no clinical benefit to using these tests. There is no consensus on how to follow a patient in remission... 

New Treatment Shows No Benefit for Clear Cell Carcinoma     

(July 18, 2016) The first randomized phase III clinical trial to compare irinotecan and cisplatin with paclitaxel plus carboplatin in patients with clear cell carcinoma (CCC) of the ovary found no significant survival benefit between the groups. The findings of the study, which was conducted in Japan,...