OCRFA Educational Webinar Series Presentations Available

Over the course of each year, OCRFA offers free educational webinars on topics related to ovarian cancer and ovarian cancer research. You can view and listen to archived copies of these presentations below.






  • How the 2012 Elections Will Affect Women with Ovarian Cancer
    Our featured guests included Lisa Halpern Paul, from Drinker Biddle and Reath, who talked about big picture changes to Congress and what this means for advocates, and Usha Ranji of the Kaiser Family Foundation, who talked about what the election means for the future of health reform on November 13, 2012.
  • Palliative Care and Ovarian Cancer
    Presented by Dr. Molly Brewer, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Connecticut Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, on October 23rd.
  • Demystifying Genetic Counseling and Screening for Ovarian Cancer Patients
    Presented by Angela Arnold, M.S., a genetic counselor on the staff of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, on September 27th.
  • Genetics and Ovarian Cancer: What You Should Know
    On September 19, 2012, experts from three groups (Rebecca Sutphen, MD, FACMG, of FORCE; Amber P. Trivedi, MS, CGC, from Bright Pink; Shera Dubitsky, MEd, MA, Clinical Supervisor at Sharsheret) that work on genetic issues related to cancer joined us to talk about hereditary risk, genetic testing and prophylactic measures to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Research Updates from the Annual Meetings of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    Presented by Dr. Jeff Boyd, Senior Vice President of Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Chair of OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee on June 21st.
  • Ovarian Cancer News from the 2012 ASCO Meeting
    Presented by Dr. Deborah Armstrong on June 14, 2012. She reviews important ovarian cancer research presented at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, and discusses the ramifications for women with the disease.
    View Dr. Armstrong’s slides
  • Ovarian Cancer: A Call for State Action
    Presented by Dr. Robert Burger and Cara Tenenbaum, Vice President for Policy and External Affairs at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance on June 13, 2012.
  • Screening and Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer: Where We Are and What’s Next
    Presented by Dr. Andrew Berchuck, Director of Duke University’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and member of OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee on May 23rd. Dr. Berchuck discusses why it’s difficult to detect ovarian cancer early and the challenges of screening, and highlights promising research being done in these areas.
  • The Cancer Genome Atlas and Personalized Medicine
    Presented by Dr. Ilana Cass of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on May 3rd.
    In July of 2011, researchers working as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network reported that they had created a genetic “map” of ovarian cancer. This important work, the largest study of any tumor type to date, will help researchers better understand the disease and pave the way for more effective, targeted treatment. Members of OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee, Board of Directors, as well as OCRF grantees, contributed to this landmark study.
  • Survivors Teaching Students®: Telling Your Story
    This webinar held on on April 12, 2012 includes speaker STS National Program Director Susan Leighton, Amanda Davis from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and survivors Debra Frick and Susan Herringby. Our Survivors Teaching Students® program brings ovarian cancer survivors into the classrooms of medical, nursing and physician assistant schools to teach students about the disease. This webinar is a training for survivors interested in volunteering with the program, or who want a refresher on best practices for telling a personal story.


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