Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide, with 239,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012 and 140,163 died of this disease (Globocan 2012).
When ovarian cancer is detected and treated early, the chances of successful treatment are better. Recognizing symptoms and getting regular checkups are the best ways to detect ovarian cancer early. The sooner symptoms are reported, the sooner a doctor can diagnose and treat the cancer. Unfortunately, by the time a woman experiences symptoms, ovarian cancer is usually at an advanced stage. The majority of women have advanced ovarian cancer at the time of diagnosis (Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia).
For additional information about ovarian cancer, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
Ovarian Cancer Australia was founded by people directly affected by ovarian cancer who wanted to raise awareness of the disease and support those who had been affected.
Ovarian Cancer Australia was incorporated in July 2001. It was known as OvCa Australia, the National Ovarian Cancer Network, until changing its name to Ovarian Cancer Australia in 2008.
Ovarian Cancer Australia
Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Level 1, 210 Lonsdale Street
Phone: 1300 660 334
Fax: 03 9671 4181
The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.
1501 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 435
Dallas, Texas 75219
Information Line: 888-Ovarian (888-682-7426)
The Ovarian National Alliance advocates for an increase in research funding, the development of screening, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols. The Alliance website offers ways to be involved in advocacy as well as resources and general information about ovarian cancer.
901 E Street NW, Suite 405
Washington, DC 20004
United States of America
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer was founded by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) in 1991. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization dedicated to funding research and training, and ensuring education and public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early detection and optimal treatment.
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
230 W. Monroe Suite 2528
Chicago, IL 60606
The Women’s Cancer Foundation was established in 1996 to raise funds for research into ovarian cancer. We have raised millions of dollars to fund researchers looking for more effective ways to treat and care for women suffering with ovarian cancer…because sadly, 2 out of 3 Australian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die.
Women’s Cancer Foundation
Suite 122, Level 1
1 Queens Road
Melbourne Vic 3000
Telephone: 03 9867 3515
Mobile: 0409 409 520
Founded in 1999 by Dr. Benedict Benigno, The Ovarian Cancer Institute (OCI) is dedicated to researching cancer of the ovaries. The mission of OCI is threefold: to develop innovative research leading to earlier detection and more effective control of ovarian cancer; to investigate newer modalities of treatment; and to heighten women’s awareness of the symptoms of and treatment options for this disease.
Ovarian Cancer Institute
960 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Ovarian Cancer Action strives to stop women dying from ovarian cancer by funding world-class scientific research leading to innovative treatment and progressive solutions.
Ovarian Cancer Action
8-12 Camden High Street
Phone: 0207 380 1730
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc, a partner-member organization of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, is a non-profit, 501c3 organization created as a tribute to the life, character, and immense strength of Sandy Rollman, who passed away from advanced ovarian cancer in May 2000.The mission of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation is to unite with our community to work together to promote awareness of ovarian cancer by educating both women and physicians about the disease, to advocate for early diagnostic testing and more effective treatments and to raise funds to help advance research towards a cure.
2010 West Chester PikeSuite
410Havertown, PA. 19083
Ovacome a UK-wide support network for all those affected by ovarian cancer, it works to:
- connect patients
- provide information on treatments, screening and research
- raise awareness
- support and give a voice to all those affected by ovarian cancer
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH
Telephone: 0207 299 6654
Support Service:0845 371 0554 or 020 7299 6654
The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) was established in May 2000 ,it is one of Australia’s pre-eminent bodies supporting ovarian cancer research. The goal of OCRF is to raise awareness and vital funds for the development of an early detection test that will save women’s lives.
The main goal of the OCRF is to improve the survival of women affected by ovarian cancer. This will be achieved by development of an early detection program, which is the focus of much of the fundraising activities of the OCRF. Another important task of the OCRF is to raise community awareness of ovarian cancer.
Level 1 of the TOK Corporate Centre
459 Toorak Road, Toorak Victoria 3142
Office phone number (03) 9296 2040 or 1300 OVARIAN (1300 682 742)