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Researchers examine new drug target with potential to improve treatment

Jointly funded by Ovarian Cancer Canada and the Cancer Research Society, a two-year grant examines whether mutations to a specific protein may lead to the development of ovarian cancer and drug resistance. If proven, this work could advance efforts to improve treatment. Read about how this work hits home for Drs. Kirk McManus and Mark Nachtigal.

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Being the change, together

In her latest blog, CEO Elisabeth Baugh offers up her thoughts on resilience during the pandemic. She’s inspired by the community and excited to share the stories of Cindy Sanchez, Christa Slatnik and Cécile Hryhorczuk; incredible women of action who know that together we can be the change needed to improve outcomes.

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OvCAN Patient Partners inform research with their lived experience

Meet some of the amazing women in Ovarian Cancer Canada’s OvCAN Patient Partners in Research group and learn about the vital work they’re doing on behalf of others diagnosed with ovarian cancer. OvCAN Patient Partners have important roles in a wide range of activities, from reviewing clinical trial funding applications to sharing their lived experience directly with ovarian cancer researchers and scientists.

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Stories from our community

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

Margaret

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

MARGARET'S STORY
Trista

At that age I was thinking of having children.

TRISTA'S STORY
Sharon

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

SHARON'S STORY
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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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