Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA)- Ovarian Cancer Resources

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline MSW is concerned about women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used Talcum Powder products for feminine hygiene for years. As the facts come out it appears that there is a proven link and the manufacturers may have known this and never let women know.  We offer the following resource for women.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA)

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA)  offer advocacy and support for ovarian cancer  patients and their families.

In January 2016,  they joined  forces with the  Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families.

 

The  Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

The  Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) awards grants to researchers working to better understand, identify, treat, and ultimately cure ovarian cancer. OCRF is the oldest and largest U.S. charity funding ovarian cancer research–only two government organizations, National Cancer Institute and Department of Defense, award more. Without sufficient grant support, researchers might otherwise turn their attention to other, better funded diseases. OCRF funding effectively enhances the breadth of the research enterprise in this nation directed specifically to ovarian cancer research.

OCRF has invested nearly $70 million in ovarian cancer research through 255 grants to scientists at 69 leading medical centers in the country. Eighty-four percent (84%) of every dollar spent directly supports OCRF’s programs. OCRF grantees are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk; determining the underlying molecular biology; identifying new and better treatment targets; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it. And all OCRF research grants are approved by our world-class Scientific Advisory Committee comprised of leaders in the field, thus ensuring the highest caliber of selections.

In 2012, OCRF launched a national support program, Woman to Woman, for women undergoing treatment for gynecologic cancer. This unique program, originally founded at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, pairs women who have undergone treatment with women who are currently going through it. With the support of our longtime partner, QVC, sites have been established at 22 medical institutions.

We continue to offer helpful ovarian cancer  resources, news and updates on the research linking ovarian cancer and talcum powder products and the Talcum Powder lawsuits and settlements.