While ovarian cancer is identified with women, its repercussions affect all mankind. Without at least one healthy ovary, a child will not be born.
The OCRF is Australia’s leading independent body dedicated to national ovarian cancer research. Our goal is to raise awareness and vital research funds for the development of an early detection test to save women’s lives.
We receive no government funding and rely solely on the financial support of corporate Australia and the broader community.
The OCRF has three main objectives:
- To develop and implement an early detection program for ovarian cancer
- To improve the mortality rate, management and long term survival of women with ovarian cancer
- To raise community awareness of the importance of early detection
Once the costs for maintaining our small offices are absorbed, all remaining funds are distributed as scientific grants to dedicated ovarian cancer researchers in Australian and New Zealand hospitals, universities and research institutes.