OVCARE stands for Ovarian Cancer Research. OVCARE formed in late 2000 when a group of Vancouver-based physicians and scientists joined with the common vision of enhancing ovarian cancer research in British Columbia with the explicit goal of improving outcomes for ovarian cancer patients. OVCARE researchers are multidisciplinary, spanning basic to clinical science to allow for a true bench-to-bedside approach.
OVCARE is currently focused on three major goals. The first is to improve ovarian cancer survival through early detection of disease. OVCARE researchers are working to identify proteins that are produced in the early stages of ovarian cancer. Detection of these proteins can then be developed into diagnostic tests to allow for earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The second goal is to develop new therapies for ovarian cancer treatment. This is being achieved through research aimed at identifying the cause of ovarian cancer at the cellular level and then directly and specifically targeting that defect. The third goal of OVCARE is to develop individualized ovarian cancer treatments. OVCARE is working to determine what is responsible for division between ovarian cancers subtypes and developing subtype specific treatments.
OVCARE is considered a leader in ovarian cancer research, breaking new ground in improving the identification, understanding, and treatment of this disease. Please visit www.ovcare.ca to learn more.
We are in our eighth year of the fight against ovarian cancer for team OVCARE and the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Over the past seven years, team OVCARE has raised more than $780,000 towards ovarian cancer research in this province! Please help us achieve our goal of reaching ONE MILLION DOLLARS by raising just over $219,000 this year. 2016 will also be Nadia's final year to captain this amazing team. We can't think of two better reasons to join. Email Nadia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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Proceeds will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care at the BC Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and care.