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Get involved in research — The Ovarian Cancer Action Research Network

Patient Hub

Ovarian cancer research starts and ends with you

Our Ovarian Cancer Action Research Network is a nationwide, virtual group of people affected by ovarian cancer who use their experience of the disease to help shape ovarian cancer research. Your personal experience of ovarian cancer – as a patient, survivor or carer – can influence ovarian cancer research and ensure it is relevant to patients and their loved ones.

You can make a real difference by getting involved with one of the many opportunities put forward by researchers to contribute to their latest research projects. 

Examples of opportunities include:

  • Sharing your perspective as someone who has experienced ovarian cancer

  • Joining committees or steering groups as patient representatives

  • Lay reviews of funding applications we receive

  •  Working with researchers to help develop research projects

If you are or have been a patient or have a BRCA mutation and would like to get involved, sign up to be part of our Research Network. We will share the latest opportunities to get involved in research as and when we hear of them.

Many of these opportunities can be done from the comfort of your own home though others may require some travel. It’s up to you to choose if you would like to get involved and how much you would like to do.

If you are an ovarian cancer researcher and are interested in involving people affected by ovarian cancer at any stage of your research, please contact research@ovarian.org.uk for information.