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!


New Study Shows No Link between Obesity and Risk for Most Common Ovarian Cancer

A new study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer which used data from the OCRF-funded Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, evaluated the association between BMI and ovarian cancer risk, and also examined the association by histological subtype, menopausal status, and post-menopausal hormone (HRT) use.

Results showed that while obesity does appear to increase risk of less common types of ovarian cancer, it does not increase the risk of the most common and deadly type, high-grade invasive serous ovarian cancers.  Therefore, reducing BMI is unlikely to prevent the majority of ovarian cancer deaths.

For complete results of the study, click here to read the abstract.