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Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre

The Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre was set up in 2005 to provide a place to conduct world-class research to accelerate progress towards our goal of more women surviving ovarian cancer.

Building breakthroughs together

Based at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre is one of the largest clusters of ovarian cancer research in Europe.

The Centre, Led by Professor Iain McNeish and Professor Christina Fotopoulou, is the focal point for developing more effective treatments and leading the way in promoting clinical excellence around the country.

Take a look at the challenges we face, the research projects we're funding, why we believe they will change the future for women with ovarian cancer.


Scientific Excellence

The Centre has developed a global reputation for the highest quality basic and translational research with the aim of improving patient outcomes. Led by Professor Iain McNeish since 2017, who is one of the most highly recognised ovarian cancer researchers in the world and NIHR Senior Investigator Award winner 2021.

A global leader in science, Imperial College is a unique location to bring together convergent science and multi-disciplinary expertise.

Our funded researchers at the Centre are working hard to tackle the hardest challenges in ovarian cancer research. And our pilot grants will enable us to bring expertise from all corners of the University.

Clinical Excellence

With the leading survival rates in the UK, many of our researchers are also clinicians treating patients.

Known for its leadership in ovarian cancer surgery, Professor Christina Fotopoulou is sharing ovarian cancer surgical expertise to help level up the rest of the country. Helping towards our goal of more women surviving ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer will soon be offering surgical fellowship funding to help share this vital knowledge.

Discover what's happening at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre

Read through four key projects we're currently funding and why we think investing in these areas will make the biggest impact on survival rates for women with ovarian cancer. You'll also find day in the life of the Deputy-Director of the Ovarian Cancer Research Centre and a piece on what keeps our researchers motivated.

Give the gift of more cherished moments

Imagine having just one wish: more time with those you love. For women battling ovarian cancer, this is the one wish that burns brighter than any other.

Your donation can fuel groundbreaking research that aims to grant women more time with their loved ones.

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