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Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) | Ovarian Cancer:  Why Awareness Is Critical and What you Need to Know

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Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) | Ovarian Cancer: Why Awareness Is Critical and What you Need to Know

September 21, 2020

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) | Ovarian Cancer: Why Awareness Is Critical and What you Need to Know

In celebration of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Fempower Health interviews top leadership at the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, the largest global charity for ovarian cancer research and advocacy.  

Audra Moran is the President & CEO of Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA).  She directs overall strategy, operations and fundraising to promote progress and awareness, while hastening breakthroughs in diagnostics and treatments with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for ovarian cancer.

Sarah Defeo, Vice President of Scientific Affairs & Programs, oversees OCRA’s grantmaking, programmatic, and educational initiatives. Working closely with the Scientific Advisory Committee, Sarah manages OCRA’s annual grant solicitation and review process, and under her direction applications to OCRA’s three research grant programs have quadrupled.

On this episode, Audra and Sarah discuss the following about ovarian cancer:

  • Risk factors
  • Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
  • How OCRA supports efforts to raise awareness about ovarian cancer

“There is no method of early detection for ovarian cancer and this is one of the biggest challenges. Ovarian cancer is not just one disease. There are different types of ovarian cancer, the most common type of ovarian cancer, and the one that is usually being referred to when people talk about ovarian cancer, is really just one type –  epithelial ovarian cancer.”

OCRA is hosting the Ovarian Cancer National Conference on September 29 to October 3, 2020.  Check it out!

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