Ovarian Cancer Resource List
Ovarian Cancer-Related Organizations*
Updated: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 09:18:55 AM
American Cancer Society 800/ACS-2345
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health
organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. ACS materials
include pamphlets, booklets, brochures, bookmarks and shower cards providing general
information on pap tests, and other cancer related materials. The ACS has materials in
Spanish and Chinese.
1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329-4251
Cancer Care, Inc. 800/813-4673
Cancer Care, Inc. is a national nonprofit agency dedicated to providing emotional support,
information, referral, and practical assistance to people with cancer and their loved
ones, at no charge. Cancer Care has helped over a million people nationwide through its
toll-free Counseling Line, its teleconference programs, its office-based services, and via
the Internet. In 1944, Cancer Care was founded on the principle that "living doesn't
end when cancer begins." 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036
CONVERSATIONS! The International Newsletter for Those Fighting Ovarian Cancer.
A monthly newsletter started by an ovarian cancer survivor, which reports on treatment
options, clinical trials, coping skills, and early detection strategies, Conversations
offers humor and an upbeat tone. A networking service to match women in similar
circumstances is available.
P.O. Box 7948, Amarillo, TX 79114-7948
National Ovarian Cancer Association (formally the Corrine Boyer
Fund ) 416/971-9800
The National Ovarian Cancer Association was established in 1996, as Corinne Boyer Fund, to
address the neglect surrounding the "disease that whispers", ovarian
cancer. NOCA is dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer, providing leadership by supporting
women and their families living with the disease, raising awareness in the general public
and with health care professionals, funding research to develop reliable early detection
techniques, improved treatments and ultimately, a cure.
The Corinne Boyer Fund was founded by Patrick Boyer in memory of his wife Corrine.
620 University Avenue, Toronto, Canada M5G 2L7
Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Familial
The registry tracks families with a history of ovarian cancer, and offers a help line,
education, information and peer support for women with high risk (family history) of
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263
Gilda's Club 212/647-9700
The mission of Gilda's Club is to provide a place where people living with cancer, their
families and friends can join others to build social and emotional support as a supplement
to medical care. In addition to the flagship facility in New York, there are Clubs in
other cities across the country.
195 West Houston Street, New York, NY
Foundation for Women's Cancer (formally the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) 800/444-4441
FWC/GCF is a not-for-profit fund-raising organization established by the Society of
Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) to support ovarian cancer research, training of cancer
specialists in laboratory research, and a variety of programs for patient education and
public awareness of gynecologic cancers. Calls will enable an individual to obtain a list
of nearby specialists in gynecologic oncology, a nation-wide directory of all SGO members,
and informational literature. The FWC/GCF also sponsors an interactive internet site called
the Women's Cancer Network (http://www.wcn.org). It offers understandable medical
information about gynecologic cancers, treatment options, and experimental therapeutic
programs. By answering specific questions a woman will be told her risk for developing
specific cancers such as gynecologic, breast and colon cancers, and how to change those
230 W. Monroe • Suite 2528 , Chicago, IL 60606
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Information
A national central clearing-house, the NCI Information Services is a practical first stop
for those first diagnosed with cancer. Trained personnel provide medical information by
telephone related to specific cancers, treatments, and coping strategies. Printed
materials include "What You Need To Know about Ovarian Cancer," lists of cancer
centers and clinical trial information.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) 888/OVARIAN
NOCC is a national membership organization with state chapters. Its informational packet
contains information about a wide range of ovarian cancer issues and resources. NOCC
promotes awareness and education for the general public and medical community and funding
for research to find an early detection mechanism.
2335 East Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 401, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance 202-331-1332
or 866-399-6262 (Toll
This national umbrella organization works to increase public and professional
understanding of ovarian cancer, and to advocate for more effective diagnostics,
treatments, and cure. Members include survivors and family members, local and national
organizations, and health care providers. Materials include awareness information and
national policy issue papers. The Alliance sponsors an annual Advocacy Conference.
901 E Street NW, Suite 405, Washington, D.C. 20004
Ovarian Problems List
This email distribution list provides survivors, families and others an opportunity to
exchange information and support on a daily basis. The list is not monitored for medical
accuracy. The easiest way to subscribe is to go to http://listserv.acor.org/archives/ovarian.html
OR you can subscribe by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org . In
subject area, leave blank or type a dash. In message area, type "Subscribe
ovarian" and your first name and last name. For example, if your name is Jane Smith
you would type: Subscribe ovarian Jane Smith
SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian
SHARE is a not-for-profit organization providing information hotlines for breast and
ovarian cancer in English and Spanish; peer led support groups; wellness, education and
advocacy programs. SHARE contributes to awareness regarding research, prevention and early
1501 Broadway, Suite 1720, New York, NY 10036
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) 312/644-6610
The SGO is a professional organization of specialists trained in obstetrics and gynecology
who subsequently took formal training (surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy) to
become qualified to participate in all effective forms of treatment of women with
gynecologic cancers. Affiliate members of the SGO are specialists in radiation therapy,
medical oncology or pathology who have particular interests and skills in gynecologic
401 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Inc.
OCRF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing and supporting laboratory and
clinical research that promotes the development of new therapies and techniques for early
detection, screening, and treatment of ovarian cancer. As OCRF strives to find a cure, it
also provides educational outreach programs and public awareness projects, including
videos about ovarian cancer and resource materials.
One Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 4800, New York, NY 10019
The Sandra G. Davis Ovarian Cancer Research
The Sandra G. Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at the University of Texas M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas was established in 1996 to develop effective
screening methods and a cure for ovarian cancer through innovative research into causes,
prevention, detection and treatment. The Program is a multidisciplinary integration of
patient care and research initiatives. The program is comprised of three parts; clinical
care, community relations, and research. For more information contact Raana Burnazian,
Community Relations Coordinator.
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030
U.S. Public Health Service's Office of Women's
This office provides national leadership in advancing women's health through public
policy, research, service delivery, and education. It develops, simulates, and coordinates
women's health research, health care services, and public and health professional
education and training across the agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Programs include eighteen Centers of Excellence in Women's Health, which serve as models
of integrated and comprehensive women's health research and clinical services, including
regular screening for breast, ovarian, and cervical cancers.
200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 730B, Washington, DC 20201
*This list compiled by CONVERSATIONS!
The International Newsletter for Those Fighting Ovarian Cancer, as a service to
inform the public of available resources. The accuracy and reliability of the information
which they offer is the responsibility of each of the organizations listed. Approval is
not required by CONVERSATIONS! for duplication purposes.