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!


Meet OCRF’s 2016 Grantees

(Nov. 17, 2015) Ovarian Cancer Research Fund has announced that $5.2 million has been awarded in scientific research grants for ovarian cancer. This brings OCRF’s total investment in research to nearly $70 million.

OCRF’s 2016 grants have been awarded to eighteen top scientists at thirteen leading medical centers across the country. These include: ten Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Awards that provide funding for promising young investigators working under the supervision of a mentor who is a recognized leader in the field of ovarian cancer research; six Liz Tilberis Early Career Awards for scientists establishing their own independent research in ovarian cancer; and two Program Project Development Grants, which fund large ovarian cancer research projects that involve several investigators.

“This is an outstanding group of scientists, conducting the most exciting research in the field,” says Jeff Boyd, PhD, OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee Chair and Board Member, and Chair of Human and Molecular Genetics at Florida International University. “From cancer biology to immunotherapy, these research projects touch on all the important areas of ovarian cancer research being conducted today.”

OCRF’s 2016 grantees are:

Program Project Development Grants

Liz Tilberis Early Career Award

Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award