The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation invites applications for its project grants. The OCRF has evolved its Research Strategy in keeping with developments in ovarian cancer research. The Strategy remains focussed on improving survivability and decreasing the threat of ovarian cancer in order to have the greatest impact on the greatest number of women.
The OCRF has four Research Priorities which are the focus of our research funding in line with our vision and mission:
- Finding New and Effective Treatments
Improving treatment options to increase survival rates – moving from generic and limited treatment options to targeting the heterogeneity of the disease, metastasis progression and chemoresistance development.
- Managing Recurrence
Better management of recurrent disease to enhance survival and quality of life – exploring the ability to monitor, measure and restrict disease recurrence, given the lethality of recurrence in most women.
- Early Detection
Saving lives through early diagnosis – developing accurate, non-invasive and accessible early detection programs to ensure ovarian cancer is diagnosed in the early stages, making it curable.
Reducing disease prevalence through preventative research – exploring the ability to ‘prevent’ ovarian cancer similar to results delivered in other gynaecological cancers.
Funding is available for a period of one to three years.
Closing date: 20 March 2020