The Foundation is proud to have a number of valued high profile and community ambassadors and patrons. These incredible supporters help to raise community awareness of ovarian cancer, as well as giving media interviews about the pressing need to raise much needed funds for ovarian cancer research.
A message from the Chairman and CEO
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death of all gynaecological cancers. Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease that often strikes without warning. Across Australia, one woman dies every eight hours from this disease.
The key to changing this statistic and giving women with ovarian cancer a better long-term outlook is early detection. However, no simple or effective early screening method currently exists. Which means most women diagnosed are already in the advanced stages of the disease.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) was established in May 2000 by Co-Founders gynaecological oncology specialist, Associate Professor Thomas Jobling and business woman, Liz Heliotis. The team is committed to furthering research into this currently not-well-understood disease. Through our study, it will be possible to develop a test to allow for early detection. The second important aim of the Foundation’s research is to improve treatment methods, so that even those diagnosed in the later stages of the disease will enjoy a greatly enhanced future.
To help achieve our research goals and to save women’s lives, the OCRF needs the financial support of the community. We can only change the statistics with your help.
You don’t need to be a scientist to make a difference. Research is the answer.