About NOCC & OCRA
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
Founded in 1991, the mission of the NOCC is to save lives through the prevention and cure of ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for survivors and their caregivers. Through national programs and local NOCC market initiatives, the NOCC's goal is to educate communities and increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The NOCC also provides information to assist newly diagnosed patients, give hope to survivors and support caregivers. The NOCC is also committed to the advancement of ovarian cancer research.
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA)
OCRA is the largest global organization dedicated to fighting ovarian cancer. OCRA advances research to prevent, treat, and defeat ovarian cancer; supports women and their families before, during, and beyond diagnosis; and works with all levels of government to ensure ovarian cancer is a priority. As the largest non-government funder of ovarian cancer research, OCRA invests in innovative, promising research. And OCRA is the voice for the ovarian cancer community: fighting for more resources and policies on Capitol Hill, helping future health professionals recognize the disease through our Survivors Teaching Students® program, providing hope and insight by pairing newly diagnosed patients with our Woman to Woman program, and connecting survivors at our Ovarian Cancer National Conference. We are united to defeat ovarian cancer.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The goal of the ACS is to free the world of cancer. This organization funds cancer research, conducts its own research, provides detailed expert information about cancer and its treatment, supports cancer patients, and spreads the word about prevention.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
PAF case managers help people with chronic, life-threatening, and debilitating conditions, resolve issues with their insurer, employer, and/or creditors as they relate to their diagnosis.
American College of Obstetricians And Gynecologists (ACOG)
With roots dating back to 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the premier professional membership organization for obstetrician–gynecologists. The College’s activities include producing practice guidelines for providers and educational materials for patients, providing practice management and career support, facilitating programs and initiatives aimed at improving women’s health, and advocating on behalf of members and patients.
Share: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support
SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers women affected by breast, ovarian, uterine or metastatic breast cancer, with a special focus on medically underserved communities. This organization’s mission is to connect these women with the unique support of survivors and peers, creating a community where no one has to face breast, ovarian, uterine or metastatic breast cancer alone.
Bright Pink is focused on saving lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and manage their health proactively. The organization educates both healthcare providers and patients so that they can have well-informed conversations about prevention.
Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists (SGNO)
SGNO is a society of registered nurses and associates dedicated to advancing patient care, education, and research in gynecologic oncology and women’s healthcare. It sponsors education, research, and symposia where nurses can come together and learn about the latest advancements in the care of gynecologic patients.
This organization provides free professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer.
Cancer Support Community
“So that no one faces cancer alone” is the motto of this organization. This is reflected in its global network of 175 locations that provide free support services to cancer patients and their families. Cancer Support Community also conducts research and brings together advocates and policy experts to ensure the voice of cancer patients is heard.
The Clearity Foundation
This organization provides the latest information on treatment options, access to comprehensive tests, and details on clinical studies. It also hosts an online community with information and support for women with ovarian cancer.
Force: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
This organization’s goal is to improve the lives of people and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers. Through information on clinical studies, research findings, and research advocates, FORCE aims to help people arm themselves with knowledge against these cancers.
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
This foundation seeks to bring together all communities of advocates, patients, caregivers, partners and the healthcare team to eradicate or lessen the impact of gynecologic cancer. It achieves these goals research, education and public awareness.