Watch videos from our Ovarian Cancer National Conference

Hear about the latest in ovarian cancer research, treatment and care, directly from the experts. Presentations cover a wide range of topics relevant to the ovarian cancer community, from managing recurrence and rare ovarian cancer updates, to precision medicine and nutrition for ovarian cancer patients.

More informational webinars

Over the course of each year, OCRA 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.

What’s New in Ovarian Cancer Research and Treatment?

Learn the latest in ovarian cancer research, treatment and care, as reported at the 2022 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Presented by Dr. Sarah Adams, gynecologic oncologist and ovarian cancer expert, on April 19, 2022.

OCRA in Conversation on updates from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Cannabis and Cancer

An educational session on the use of cannabis (including both marijuana and hemp/CBD) for cancer-related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment, recorded on May 5, 2021.

cannabis and cancer video

2017 Webinars

2016 Webinars

Stand Up to Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team Update
Presented By Liz Swisher, MD, University of Washington on September 22, 2016.

What’s New? Research Updates from 2016’s Top Medical Meetings
Presented by Douglas A. Levine, MD, New York University on June 27, 2016.

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know
Presented by Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD Stanford University on May 4, 2016.

Advocacy for Ovarian Cancer: Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Presented by Chad Ramsey, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance’s VP of Policy and Alison Silberman, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance’s Director of Field Engagement on March 7, 2016.

2015 Webinars

2014 Webinars

2013 Webinars

2012 Webinars

  • 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
    Coming soon! 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Coming soon! 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.

2011 Webinars

  • Ovarian Cancer News from the 2011 ASCO Meeting
    Presented by Dr. Deborah Armstrong of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
  • Health Reform: Illusion, Delusion or Reality.
    Experts from Washington joined us December 16, 2011 to talk about how health reform will affect screening and treatment of ovarian cancer. Panelists included Tina Tchen, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls; Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society; and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.
  • Drug Shortages: Status and Next Steps
    Presented on November 16, 2011, this webinar features speakers from the Food and Drug Administration and a provider group, as well as a patient who has been affected by the drug shortages.
  • What is Research Advocacy?
    Presented on August 18, 2011, this 90-minute session will teach you how to get involved in the peer review process at the national or local level.
  • What is Research Advocacy?
    Presented on July 21, 2011, this 90-minute session will teach you how to get involved in the peer review process at the national or local level.
  • How Can I Get Involved in Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials?
    Presented by Margo Michaels, Executive Director and President of the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials on May 13, 2011.
  • Getting Involved with Partner Members
    Presented by Sue Ellen Moore and Robin Cohen on March 2, 2011.
  • Young Survivors Rock!
    Presented by Chana Garcia, advocate, blogger and ovarian cancer survivor, joins Lindsay Avner, the founder and director of Bright Pink, on February 10, 2011.
  • Clinical Trials 101
    Presented by Dr. Ronald Alvarez, a gynecologic oncologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, on January 25, 2011.