The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the advocacy arm of the ovarian cancer movement. We work with federal policy makers, including the President, Congress, and federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance commits its resources to be a voice for ovarian cancer survivors and to significantly reducing the number of deaths from this deadly disease by advocating at the federal level for:
• Adequate and sustained funding for ovarian cancer research and awareness programs.
• Legislation that improves quality of life and access to care for cancer patients.
Since 1997, when the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance was founded, death rates from ovarian cancer have not significantly changed. However, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has worked to increase funding for ovarian cancer research, with the goal that this funding will support breakthroughs to help detect ovarian cancer early, treat it more thoroughly, and allow women with ovarian cancer to survive, and thrive.
We have worked to ensure that necessary treatments are covered by Medicare, that drugs and tests on the market are safe and effective, and that federal policy makers are aware of the importance of the ovarian cancer community.
Join us to fight for women with ovarian cancer, and policies that help support them and their families.