Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

Every ten hours, one woman dies from ovarian cancer in Australia. The key to changing this statistic is early detection.

Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, often known as a “silent-killer” as symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. Unlike many other cancers there is no early detection test. Consequently ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages and only 20-30% of women will survive beyond five years of diagnosis. In comparison, survival rates increase to 80-100% when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is Australia’s pre-eminent ovarian cancer research body. Our goal is to raise ovarian cancer awareness and vital funds for the development of an early detection test that will save women’s lives.

We receive no government funding and rely on the support of our community and business supporters to assist in driving our research forward.

Together we can raise awareness of ovarian cancer in Australian communities and the importance of developing a detection test that identifies the level of ovarian cancer in a patient and its extent of advancement. A test that can greatly improve long-term survival rates of Australian women.


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AUD $5

Ocrf Silver Ribbon Pin

Your virtual purchase of an OCRF silver ribbon pin is a contribution towards our research efforts that focus on finding an early detection test for... Read More

AUD $10

Ocrf White Shirt Day

Your donation is vital to the annual celebration of OCRF White Shirt Day on 1 May that brings Australia wide awareness to the need for further... Read More

AUD $25

Research Equipment

Your generous contribution will go towards the purchase of expensive lab equipment such as refrigerated bench top centrifuges, liquid nitrogen stor... Read More

AUD $50

Research Nurses

Your generous donation will go towards assisting the funding of our research nurses. The OCRF funds a range of research projects across Australia a... Read More

AUD $100

Fund A Researcher

We can’t thank you enough for your donation which will go towards the annual funding of a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in a leading medical instit... Read More