National Conference

The 2014 Ovarian Cancer National Conference is just days away! Online registration is now closed, but you can still join us July 11-14, 2014 in Washington, DC, to learn what’s new in the world of ovarian cancer, get tips for living with cancer and connect with survivors, researchers, advocates and health professionals.

Supreme Court Ruling

A recent Supreme Court ruling in two cases could make it more difficult for women to access oral contraceptives, which are proven to reduce a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer.

Pelvic Exam Guidelines

The American College of Physicians recently recommended that women do not need to have a pelvic exam on an annual basis. Current evidence suggests that the pelvic exam is not helpful as a routine screening test for women with an average risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Partner Member Profile

When her ovarian cancer recurred in 2010, Jean Ebert sought treatment in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She soon connected with another woman who had been diagnosed around the same time—2008—with the same stage of ovarian cancer. Jean and Charlotte quickly formed a connection. “She wanted to do something and I wanted to do something,” recalls Jean. “We had the means to eat well and spend time restoring ourselves, but there were so many women who had many more things on their plates than just dealing with ovarian cancer.