General Information About Cancer
For a complete list of resources, please visit OCRA’s resource page.
Education and Information
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society provides general information on cancer, and offers a range of advocacy and educational programs.
Cancer Care provides free support, financial assistance and information, and practical help.
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer offers helpful, easy-to-understand information about gynecologic cancers.
American Board of Genetic Counseling
This organization certifies qualified genetic counseling professionals in the United States and Canada, and provides a tool to locate certified genetic counselors in your area.
National Cancer Institute (NCI): Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer
NCI offers information for women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer.
Find A Doctor
Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)
Find health professionals in your area who specialize in gynecologic oncology.
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Information from FORCE (a Community Partner of OCRA) about finding a specialist, learning about clinical trials and finding a genetic counselor.
Financial and Legal Support
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation
The PAN Foundation provides up to $20,000 in co-payment assistance annually to ovarian cancer patients who are enrolled in Medicare and have incomes up to 500% of the federal poverty level. Patients must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
Case workers from the Patient Advocate Foundation work one-on-one with patients, caregivers or providers resolve healthcare issues. The Foundation also offers co-payment assistance to women with ovarian cancer.
RxHope lists information about patients assistance programs that offer free or reduced-cost medication in the United States.
This one-stop service provides a comprehensive yet simplified system for women to find and link to clinical trial options for ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance Clinical Trials Navigating Service provides information on current clinical trials in the United States and Canada.
National Cancer Institute (NCI): Clinical Trials
Information about clinical trials from NCI, including a searchable list of more than 12,000 clinical trials that are currently accepting participants.
Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy works to educate the public and health care professionals, and provide state-of-the-art treatment for patients with peripheral neuropathy—a common side effect of ovarian cancer treatment.
National Comprehensive Care Network (NCCN): Guidelines for Patients
An overview of treatment options specific to ovarian cancer. The NCCN guides are meant to help patients with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease.
Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP)
The OCRP funds research in ovarian cancer, focusing on critical research areas that are not being funded by other agencies or programs.
Ovarian Cancer Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs)
Five ovarian SPOREs, funded by the NCI, are currently conducting research on early detection, imaging technologies, risk assessment, immunosuppression and novel therapeutic approaches to ovarian cancer.
A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, providing information and support to patients nearing end-of-life, caregivers and those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
A searchable database of hospice programs throughout the United States, as well as information on choosing and paying for hospice care.
Caregivers and Families
Caregiver Action Network (CAN)
CAN offers resources and tools for caregivers in a variety of situations, including those who are new to being a caregiver, those who have been caregivers for a long time and those caring for a relative from a distance.
Help for Cancer Caregivers
This website is a free tool developed for cancer caregivers to assess and manage their own health and wellness needs.
Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community is an international nonprofit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
Connect with thousands of ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers through our free online community hosted by Inspire.
SHARE offers survivor-led support to women with breast or ovarian cancer and their families and friends. The organization also offers a free hotline for ovarian cancer survivors, with support available in both English and Spanish.
Complementary Therapies and Nutrition
American Cancer Society: Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Information from the American Cancer Society about complementary and alternative therapies for cancer treatment.
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
The AICR conducts and disseminates research on the role that diet, exercise and obesity play in cancer prevention. AICR also has resources for cancer patients currently in treatment.