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    “Thank you for your kindness and generosity”

    1 December 2016

    As we move closer to Christmas, Katherine Taylor, Chief Executive, reflects on the importance of kindness and says a heartfelt thank you to Ovarian Cancer Action's supporters. "We’re now into advent and...

  • “The ripples of kindness have continued to grow”
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    “The ripples of kindness have continued to grow”

    25 November 2016

    Inspired by a book called 'The Power of Kindness', Fiona Munro decided to use money raised for her by friends and family, following her ovarian cancer diagnosis, to carry out 'random acts of kindess'....

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    Professor Ahmed receives award for his work on ovarian cancer

    23 November 2016

    We would like to congratulate one of our researchers, Professor Ahmed, for receiving an `International Scientist of the Year' award from the United Arab Emirates Genetics Diseases Association (UAEGDA). The award...

  • “My chemo bag essentials”
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    “My chemo bag essentials”

    22 November 2016

    Laura Moses was diagnosed with ovarian cancer earlier this year aged 27 and has just received the fantastic news she is in remission. Here Laura shares the essentials that she took to her chemotherapy sessions in the...

  • “Seeing myself in a wig for the first time was slightly surreal but a relief”
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    “Seeing myself in a wig for the first time was slightly surreal but a relief”

    18 November 2016

    Jo Beagley was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer in 2014. Here she describes how losing her hair as a result of chemotherapy took her on an emotional journey. "With the diagnosis of Stage 3C ovarian cancer came the...

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    “Knowing my BRCA status gives me the opportunity to take action”

    10 November 2016

    Our new Cancer Prevention Officer Jo Stanford has joined the team to focus on how BRCA can be used as a cancer prevention strategy. Here she shares her own BRCA story and explains why it is a cause so close to her...

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    Meet our team: Jess

    8 November 2016

    We'd like to give you the chance to get to know our team here at Ovarian Cancer Action. Are you ready for some quick fire Q&As?... What is your role at OCA? My official title is ‘Head of...

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    New drug approved for ovarian cancer in Scotland

    7 November 2016

    The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has today approved the use of olaparib, by NHS Scotland, as a routine relapsed ovarian cancer treatment for women with a BRCA gene mutation. The approval marks the first time the...

  • Don’t panic, we have the recipe for stocking success!
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    Don’t panic, we have the recipe for stocking success!

    3 November 2016

    Fill your stockings with a copy of Her Recipes For Life this year. They’re handy sized and packed full of delicious recipes. From a quick and easy vegetable soup to a demanding cheese soufflé, we have a...

  • “I feel so grateful for each day and all the lovely people I have in my life”
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    “I feel so grateful for each day and all the lovely people I have in my life”

    2 November 2016

    Ann Martinelli was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2015. She has worked hard to raise awareness ever since and held a charity ball earlier this month that raised an incredible £23,000! “In May 2015...

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