About Cure Our Ovarian Cancer

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Local awareness/advocacy/research - global impact

In New Zealand

  • Ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cause of female cancer death.
  • Most women can't name any symptoms, and misdiagnosis is too common.
  • We educate women and GPs to encourage earlier diagnosis of all ovarian cancers.
  • We advocate for better awareness, access to testing, treatments, clinical trials and research - for all women.
  • We fund local research with support from the NZ Gynaecological Cancer Research Trust (Graci).


  • Empowering a vulnerable ovarian cancer community to find their cure.
  • Low-grade serous cancer is a poorly survivable ovarian cancer that disproportionately affects younger women.
  • It's under researched even by ovarian cancer standards.
  • When our founder Jane Ludemann was diagnosed, there wasn't any way to directly support research in the entire world.
  • We partner with respected international charities in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States to give women the option to support research on their cancer.
  • Thanks to the efforts of the global low-grade serous community we are able to fund some incredible low-grade serous researchers at world leading research centers including The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Knowledge is power

We pride ourselves on providing good information that is easy to understand.

The importance of community

No woman should have to face cancer alone. We help women find each other and are active in online support groups.

We know every dollar is precious

We privately fund our expenses where possible and publish our annual reports so you can see where every dollar goes.

Cure Our Ovarian Cancer is based in New Zealand. We were established in 2018. Our charity registration number is CC55925.

Cure Our Ovarian Cancer Annual Report

2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report

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