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!


1998 Individual Investigator Grant Recipient – Christine Szarka

Christine Szarka, M.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Evaluation of Fenretinide as a Chemopreventive Agent for Ovarian Cancer


Christine E. Szarka, MD, is a member of the Main Line Health medical staff in the Division of Medical Oncology at Paoli Hospital. Previously, she was a member of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center for twelve years.

Dr. Szarka earned her medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky. She completed her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology in 1992 at Fox Chase Cancer Center — Temple University. Dr. Szarka joined the staff at Main Line Health in 2006.

Board certified in Medical Oncology, Dr. Szarka is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, The American College of Physicians and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.