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September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

There is a more recent version of this article available. See:¬†https://cureourovariancancer.org/nz/news/2021/new-zealand-gynaecological-cancer-month/ Gynaecological cancers account for 5% of all cancer diagnoses in New Zealand and ovarian cancer accounts for the most fatalities of all of them. In 2013 the Ministry of …

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Low-grade serous research at The University of Otago

Dr Kenny Chitcholtan is a senior research fellow at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is particularly interested in working with 3D ovarian cancer models (specifically organoids), and has experience working with …

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Low-grade serous carcinoma research grant

Donations through Cure Our Ovarian Cancer have enabled its charity partner Graci to fund a research project to study low grade serous carcinoma. Applications for the $35,000 grant will go through an independent review process to determine the best project …

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World Ovarian Cancer Day

What is World Ovarian Cancer Day May 8th is World Ovarian Cancer Day – an initiative of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition. It provides an opportunity for women and organisations all around the world to join together and bring attention …

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Hospice Awareness Week

The 13th to 19th of May, 2019 is Hospice Awareness Week. A chance to acknowledge the tremendous work of Hospices across New Zealand who collective support over 19 000 people and families every year. (Hospice NZ, 2019) I am passionate …

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#OneHellOvaWoman

It is with a very heavy heart that we received the news that Elly Mayday passed away on the 1st of March. Elly was diagnosed with low grade serous ovarian cancer at 25. She was just shy of her 31st …

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The Five Easiest Fundraisers

Have you created a fundraiser yet? Here are five easy ideas to get you started. Use an existing event. For example: your birthday, an anniversary, a wedding, even a dinner with friends. Ask for people to donate to Cure Our …

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Inaugural Low-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer Symposium

Low-grade serous ovarian cancer is the fourth most common type of ovarian cancer. It disproportionately affects younger women. There is little research, and survival is poor. Cure Our Ovarian Cancer supports women with this cancer on a global level, providing …