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The benefits of 3D models in ovarian cancer research

Developing innovative research models is a critical part of Ovarian Cancer Canada’s OvCAN research initiative. One such project, co-led by translational oncology scientist Dr. Trevor Shepherd, is focused on building three-dimensional models, using tissue donated by women with ovarian cancer. These will enable scientists to test new treatments, leading to new clinical trials, and ultimately improved outcomes for women with this disease.

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Coping with isolation and finding support on OVdialogue

As the pandemic continues to impact people across the country, women living with ovarian cancer are connecting with one another to find and share support on OVdialogue, an online discussion board. Meet some of the women participating in this online community and discover how they have found hope and friendship during these challenging times.

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COVID-19 vaccines and people with cancer

Two mRNA vaccines are becoming available to protect against the coronavirus. Initial studies of these vaccines did not include people receiving treatments that can suppress the immune system, such as chemotherapy. This being the case, Ovarian Cancer Canada recommends that women with ovarian cancer connect with their oncologists before proceeding with vaccinations.

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Stories from our community

Featured Story:  Donna You are stronger than you think you are.


Being an ovarian cancer thriver was going to be my reality.


At that age I was thinking of having children.


To find new treatments, we need the clinical trials out there.

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Supporting Awareness and Research

  • 3,100 Canadian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year.
  • 2.1% of donations for cancer are directed toward ovarian cancer.
  • $6M to date has been allocated to research by Ovarian Cancer Canada.
  • $10M to advance progress on ovarian cancer research in Canada*
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*A first-ever commitment from the Government of Canada (announced in the Federal Budget in March of 2019) allocated to Ovarian Cancer Canada and following years of community advocacy for increased investments in disease research.

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