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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OCRF Research Explains Limits of Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs

Weiping Zou, MD, PhD A new study of ovarian cancer cells from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, funded in part by an OCRF grant to Dr. Weiping Zou, reveals molecular changes within the tumor that prevent immunotherapy drugs from killing off the cancer.  The research was published... 

BRCA Mutations Confer Risk, Even in Absence of Family History

(October 15, 2015)  According to a Japanese study published in Cancer, BRCA1/2 gene mutations may be associated with an inherited risk of ovarian cancer regardless of family history. The researchers examined 95 women with ovarian cancer who were treated from 2013 to 2015.  BRCA1/2 gene mutation... 

Most Women Getting BRCA Test not Getting Genetic Counseling

(October 7, 2015) A report published in JAMA Oncology shows that most commercially insured women who underwent BRCA genetic testing did not receive genetic counseling by trained genetics professionals.  Lack of clinician recommendation was the most commonly reported reason why they didn’t receive...