Research News
OCRF Now Accepting Letters of Intent for Grant Applications
OCRF is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for its three scientific research grant programs. The deadline for submitting an LOI for the Program Project Development Grant, Liz Tilberis Early Career Award, or Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award is 5:00 p.m. EDT, on May 6th. For more information on these grant programs, and application instructions, please click here.  
Free Educational Webinar on April 14th
Chemotherapy: What to Expect

On Monday, April 14th, at 6:00 p.m. EDT, OCRF will host the webinar "Chemotherapy: What to Expect." Presented by Kimberly A. Burns, RNC, MSN, WHNP-BC, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, the webinar will focus on how to manage common side effects such as fatigue, changes in appetite, bowel changes, neuropathy, weight changes and insomnia. Register here to join and ask real-time questions. The archived webinar will be available following the original presentation. Support for this webinar series has been provided by Genentech.

Physical Activity Associated with Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer Mortality
A team of researchers have found that vigorous physical activity prior to ovarian cancer diagnosis was associated with a lower risk of ovarian cancer mortality.  The findings were published in 
Gynecologic Oncology. Read more.  
OCRF Research Identifies Fusion Gene Common in Ovarian Cancer
A group of OCRF-funded researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found a "fusion gene" that is present in 20% of high grade serous ovarian cancer patients. The finding, which was published in PLOS Genetics, was supported in part by OCRF grants to Martin Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., Shannon Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., and Laising Yen, Ph.D. Read more.  
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Stand Up for Madeline and OCRF on May 12th
Tickets are now available for a night of comedy and cocktails for the cause at the 13th Annual Stand Up for Madeline and OCRF on Monday, May 12th, at Carolines on Broadway in New York City. Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a live auction, and stand-up performances from some of the best talent in the industry, featuring old friends and new, including (pictured above from left to right) Michelle Buteau, Jim Gaffigan, Robert Klein, Matteo Lane, and Joe Machi. And thanks to our generous partner, Alex and Ani's Charity by Design, each guest will receive a complimentary Laugh Out Loud bangle! Last year's event raised nearly $130,000 to support OCRF's research programs in Madeline Kahn's memory. Stay tuned for updates on additional talent, and get your tickets today!
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In the Teal Spotlight
If you missed the previous online registration deadline for this first-time "Power of a Woman" 5K Race taking place on April 12th, now is your chance to sign up. Paired with the only all-women's triathlon on Long Island, the event is open to women ages 14 and up, making it a perfect beginner race, or warmup event for veteran 5K runners. To register for the race by the deadline of April 9th, please click here

 

Aspiring "Power of a Woman" triathletes can also still register for the triathlon with cash payment by visiting the designated packet pickup locations on April 10th and 11th.

Once registered, click here to learn about racing with OCRF Team Hope! When you join OCRF Team Hope, you'll receive a fundraising page that you can personalize with your story, photos or a video, and share with your friends and family. There is no required minimum fundraising amount to participate as a member of OCRF Team Hope, but those who raise $500 or more will receive a special OCRF Team Hope kit featuring an OCRF Team Hope triathlon top, visor and socks, and more! 
 
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Upcoming Events 

April 12th - EventPower's Power of a Woman Triathlon and 5K - East Meadow, NY
 
April 12th - Iona College Softball Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day - New Rochelle, NY

April 13th - OCRF's Ovarian Cycle Chicago Ready. Set. Ride! - Bannockburn, IL

April 14th- "Chemotherapy: What to Expect" - Free Educational Webinar

April 24th - Breakthroughs in Small Cell Ovarian Cancer, Hypercalcemic Type - Free Educational Webinar

April 24th - Pie a Republican - Ramapo, NJ

April 27th - Sheryl Garrett Lapka 5K - Lisle, IL

May 4th - Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund - La Habra, CA

May 12th - 13th Annual Stand Up for Madeline and OCRF - New York, NY

May 16 - 18th - 7th Annual Mother's for Daughters' "Bikers for the Cure" Motorcycle Weekend - West Dover, VT

May 17th - Super Saturday Los Angeles - Santa Monica, CA
 
 
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