Research. Advocacy. Support.
We advance ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families.
Know Your Risks
About 20 to 25 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a hereditary tendency to develop the disease.
Many factors can increase or decrease a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer.
- Family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer
- Genetic mutations like BRCA
- Increased age
- Use of oral contraceptives
Know the Symptoms
- Difficulty Eating
- Pelvic / Abdominal Pain
- Urinary Frequency
If these symptoms occur for more than 2 weeks and these symptoms are new or unusual for you, see a gynecologist and ask about ovarian cancer. Research shows that seeing a gynecologic oncologist for surgery and treatment significantly improves outcomes.
2017 Ovarian Cancer National Conference
OCRFA’s Ovarian Cancer National Conference brought together hundreds of survivors and caregivers for a weekend filled with expert presentations, newfound friendships, and hope for the future.
(August 9, 2017) The International Journal of Cancer recently published an article on preliminary findings for two factors that influence one’s risk of ovarian cancer, namely the age at which a woman gives birth and the age at which she starts using oral contraceptives. The authors, including Celeste Leigh Pearce, PhD of OCRFA’s Scientific Advisory… More
(July 31, 2017) The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), has updated and published guidelines for patients with ovarian cancer. There are two parts to the resource guide: The Guidelines for Patients and Quick Guides. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients is an in depth look at topics such as testing, stages of cancer, and treatments. There… More
(July 27, 2017) Earlier this week, in Nature Cell Biology, researchers at The Wistar Institute published their findings about a few strategies to treat clear cell carcinoma. Clear cell is a rare form of ovarian cancer that does not usually respond well to platinum-based chemotherapy, which leaves patients with few options. In most cases of… More
OCRFA’s indoor cycling event returns to Tampa, FL on September 9, 2017! Sign up to ride for a ...September 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
OCRFA’s indoor cycling event returns to Jackson, MS on September 21, 2017! Ovarian Cycle Jacks...September 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
OCRFA’s indoor cycling event comes for the first time to Beachwood, OH, on October 7, 2017! Si...October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT