Who is Ovarian Cancer Action?

We are the UK's ovarian cancer research charity. We fund research to save lives.


What are we dealing with? 

  • Treatment for ovarian cancer is not as advanced as treatment for other, better-known cancers, like breast and prostate cancer
  • Ovarian cancer is currently the UK’s most deadly gynaceological disease, with over 7,000 cases diagnosed every year
  • Every two hours a woman in the UK dies from ovarian cancer
  • Today a woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer has only a 46% chance of being alive in five years’ time
  • UK ovarian cancer survival rates are among the worst in Europe

What do we do?

Our Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre drives new and more targeted treatments from pre-clinical studies, to clinical trials and into gynaecological clinics across the UK.

We only fund research that can be translated into meaningful outcomes for real women in real life.

We also work hard across the UK raising awareness of ovarian cancer, hoping to spread the word so less women die of this disease.

You can download our leaflet all about us.

What do we want?

We want to make ovarian cancer treatment more effective and reduce the number of women who die from the disease. We demand that every woman in the UK should have the best treatment available.

Ovarian Cancer Action campaigns to enable understanding of the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for ovarian cancer in order that women can access the best possible treatment path.

In March 2014 we called on Parliament to BRCA1/2 test women with ovarian cancer at point of diagnosis.

Find out the latest on our campaigns and policies.