The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance carries out its mission through a range of programs and services, including:
Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®
This seven-year-old program brings ovarian cancer survivors into medical, nursing and physician assistant student classrooms to tell the stories of their experiences with symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. To date, the Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives® program has reached more than 25,000 students and operates in 87 of the nation’s 133 accredited medical schools, 21 nursing schools and 12 physician assistant programs.
Each year, the Alliance hosts the largest ovarian cancer-specific conference in the nation, bringing together researchers, clinicians, survivors and caregivers to learn about the latest developments in diagnosis, treatment and quality of life. The conference culminates with an advocacy day on Capitol Hill.
Our 15th Annual Conference will take place July 14-17, 2012 in Washington, DC at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.
The Teal Journal: The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Periodical of Progress bridges the gap between medical researchers and women with ovarian cancer. This quarterly journal, available at www.tealjournal.org, reports on new research and policy initiatives, and provides expert answers to women’s questions about ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Webinar Series
The Alliance also brings experts to our community through our Ovarian Cancer Webinar Series. Past sessions have offered advice on clinical trials, updated listeners about ovarian cancer research and suggested resources for young survivors.
Partner Member Program
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance serves as the national voice of our approximately 61 Partner Members, providing support and advice to these local organizations. Together we advocate for federal funding and raise awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Our Partner Members share ideas, offer support and educate their communities, providing priceless services while bringing our message to women whose lives have been affected by ovarian cancer. We are more effective because our commitment is shared coast to coast, through Partner Members who help carry the message at the grassroots level.
Our Events Calendar provides information about numerous nationwide events hosted by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and its Partner Members, including the Revlon Run/Walk for Women and our Annual Gala.