About NOCC & OCRA
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
Founded in 1991, the mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for survivors. Through national programs and local NOCC chapter initiatives, the NOCC's goal is to educate communities and increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The NOCC also offers information to assist newly diagnosed patients, hope to survivors, and support to caregivers. The NOCC is also committed to the advancement of ovarian cancer research, specifically in funding the Ovarian Cancer Dream Team with Stand Up to Cancer.
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 nongovernment 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 rid the world of cancer. This organization funds cancer research, conducts its own research, provides detailed expert information about cancer and its treatment, and supports cancer patients.
American College of Obstetricians And Gynecologists (ACOG)
ACOG is dedicated to providing the best healthcare possible to women. It does this through clinical guidance and publications, events, and advocacy for women’s health at the national and state levels.
Bright Pink is focused on helping young women prevent breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them. The organization educates both healthcare providers and patients so that they can have well-informed conversations about prevention
This organization provides a wide network of support for people with cancer and their loved ones. This includes support through groups, counseling, education, and financial assistance.
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 strives to research gynecologic cancer and to make the public aware of preventing, diagnosing, and treating these cancers. It achieves these goals through awareness campaigns, research, and educational courses throughout the U.S.
Office of Women’s Health (OWH)
The OWH is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. It strives to reach its goal of giving women and girls the best possible health through educating consumers and healthcare professionals, supporting initiatives, and influencing policy.
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.
Share Cancer Support: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support
This organization’s mission is to create a network of women who are affected by breast and ovarian cancer so that they can support and empower one another. This network provides patients and their families a chance to give and receive information and support.
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.