Over the past decade, we have helped to secure more than $100 million in federal funds each year for ovarian cancer.

Federal Appropriations for Ovarian Cancer

Each year, Congress must pass appropriations bills that allocate money to federal gynecologic cancer awareness and cancer research programs. Every year, OCRFA works with Congress to ensure that these critical programs are funded. For fiscal year 2016, OCRFA made the following requests:

Ovarian Cancer Research Program – $20 million

The OCRP, a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program in the Department of Defense (DoD), funds innovative and cutting edge ovarian cancer research. Since 1997, the OCRP has been addressing unmet research needs by establishing funding priorities, crafting new grant mechanisms and supporting high-risk, high-reward research proposals. More Info

Johanna’s Law – $5.5 million

Johanna’s Law funds the Inside Knowledge Campaign, a gynecological cancer awareness project run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program educates women and health care professionals about the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancers. More Info

Ovarian Cancer Control Initiative – $7.5 million

Housed at CDC, this program supports a wide variety of projects that aim to enhance ovarian cancer survivorship and understanding of ovarian cancer risk. More Info

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health – $5.5 billion / $31.3 billion

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) work to reduce cancer incidence and mortality through basic, translational and clinical biomedical research. NCI and NIH support ovarian cancer research through a competitive, peer-reviewed grant process. More Info