It impacts entire families and communities. NOCC Chapters, survivors, loved ones, caregivers and healthcare professionals work together to bring crucial ovarian cancer programs and services to communities nationwide.
- National Campaigns The NOCC’s education and awareness campaigns raise awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer throughout the year. Extra emphasis is placed in September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
- TEAL Initiative™ NOCC staff and volunteers provide ovarian cancer information to local communities through Health Fairs, Speaker’s Bureau presentations and many other activities.
- TEAL Totes℠ & Packets Distributed to newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients, TEAL Totes℠ & Packets are filled with educational materials to address commonly asked questions and comfort items to provide encouragement during a woman’s ovarian cancer journey.
- Ova-Vu Initiative Opportunities offered for peer support through Survivor conversation and gatherings hosted nationwide. Survivor emotional support events include group discussions that encourage, inform, and support patients, their caregivers, and loved ones.
The NOCC's Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer™ is held in communities across the country. These events increase awareness, honor those affected by ovarian cancer and raise funds to support the NOCC’s nationwide and local programs and services.
- Literature The NOCC publishes ovarian cancer awareness materials, educational brochures, pamphlets and guides to serve the general public, newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones and the healthcare community.
- WWW.OVARIAN.ORG The NOCC website enables people to learn about ovarian cancer, order publications, get connected to other useful resources and get involved. General inquiries can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1-888-OVARIAN Through the NOCC’s toll-free information line, staff are available to provide ovarian cancer information, resource referrals and details on how to get involved through local events, volunteerism and other contributions.
NOCC supports ovarian cancer research and in 2011 partnered with OCRF (Ovarian Cancer Research Fund) and funded "The Ann Schreiber Ovarian Cancer Research Training Program of Excellence: A Study by Dr. Ruth Perets”. Dr. Perets presented her findings this past spring and the update can be found our annual report.
In 2012 NOCC partnered with the GOG (Gynecologic Oncology Group) and is funding the LIvES Study, which will be overseen by the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. David Alberts is the Director at the University of Arizona’s Cancer Center where he helps to coordinate Phase I and II and pharmacokinetic drug studies at The University of Arizona Cancer Center for molecularly-targeted chemopreventive agents and anticancer drugs. In addition, Dr. Alberts is heading the LIvES research initiative at the University of Arizona Cancer Center: a randomized, controlled trial study to test hypotheses relating dietary intake and physical activity to improved progression-free survival and quality of life among women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
See our Annual Report for more information about NOCC’s programs.