A gynaecological cancer, cancer of the ovaries is one of the most common cancers affecting women and is often detected in the advanced stage of the disease, resulting in a high mortality rate. This is because the symptoms of ovarian cancer are not recognised immediately. Once diagnosed, treatment will usually include surgery and chemotherapy, depending on the stage of the cancer at diagnosis.
One goal of the OCRF is to improve the mortality rate and long-term survival rates for ovarian cancer. This may be achieved by the development of an early detection program - which is the focus of much of the ovarian cancer fundraising activities of the OCRF - and by raising community awareness.
Many fundraising initiatives are undertaken by the OCRF, such as the annual Silver Ribbon Campaign, the proceeds of which directly provide funding for research into an early detection program for cancer of the ovaries. Donations can also be made directly to the Foundation - to make a donation to the OCRF for ovarian cancer research, go to the Make a Donation page of this website or contact the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.