The Language Around Cancer

The Language Around Cancer

We’ve all seen countless articles about how we should stop using “battle” and “fight” for people living with cancer. We are not “winning” or “losing”. I have no desire to be at war with my body or anything about my body. I remember very early in my treatment, I had...
#GNO4OCI

#GNO4OCI

  The Ovarian Cancer Institute is excited to announce a new campaign called #GNO4OCI (Girls Night for OCI) in honor of World Ovarian Cancer Day on May 8th. The concept is simple…gather your girlfriends and raise ovarian cancer awareness by hosting your own...
OCI Annual Report 2017

OCI Annual Report 2017

  Thank you to the many donors and volunteers who contributed to this year’s success. It was amazing and we are ever thankful for helping us reach so many goals! Click the link below to view our 2017 annual report. OCI Annual Report...
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – What Can You Do?

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – What Can You Do?

Ten days ago marked the beginning of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, the 4th one since I was diagnosed. I didn’t even know there was a month for it, so we all have work to do to continue to spread the word. I still have conversations every single week with people who...
Talk About It

Talk About It

This weekend marked my 3rd cancerversary. I’m pretty excited that I am stable at 3 years with late stage ovarian cancer. Every year, I go back and read the blog I started when I was first diagnosed. As I was going through that exercise, it occurred to me, this might...
Research Update

Research Update

The research update below was reported by our Chief Research Officer, Dr. John McDonald. OCI Progress Report 2016-2017 Thanks for this opportunity to summarize our progress over the past year (2016-2017). Our research focuses on both improved diagnostics and...
In Memory of Ian Guy Walker

In Memory of Ian Guy Walker

Last month, the Ovarian Cancer Institute suffered a sudden, unexpected, and devastating loss. Ian Walker was our Chairman of the Board, our top fundraiser, and an integral part of all that we do. We asked Dr. Benedict Benigno, OCI’s founder and CEO, to say a few words...
World Ovarian Cancer Day

World Ovarian Cancer Day

It’s May, and for anyone with ovarian cancer, May 8th is a special day. In 2013, May 8th was declared World Ovarian Cancer Day. On this day, ovarian cancer organizations from around the world united to educate their communities about ovarian cancer and its...
Genetic Testing: Myth vs Fact

Genetic Testing: Myth vs Fact

In 2013, Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, largely based on the results of genetic testing, and the world started talking about BRCA genes. While awareness is good, education is better – getting the RIGHT information to the RIGHT people. I had genetic...

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