News & Blog

News & Blog

  • News

    19 January 2018

    New blood test could help detect eight different cancers

    Widely reported in the news today is the story that scientists have taken a step towards developing a universal blood test for cancer.
    Blood test
  • News

    18 January 2018

    BRCA testing for women over 30 could save thousands of lives

    A study at Queen Mary University London has revealed that screening all women over 30 for BRCA genetic mutations could prevent tens of thousands of cases of breast and ovarian cancer.
    DNA BRCA
  • Blog

    13 January 2018

    Join us and Walk In Her Name!

    Are you thinking about organising a walk to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action? Our Community Fundraiser Jess...
    WIHN
  • Blog

    08 January 2018

    Challenge yourself in 2018!

    In 2018, get active to take action against ovarian cancer! Whether it's your first 10k, a trek abroad or an epic nighttime cycle - there's something for everyone. We've rounded up some of the best events to get involved with this year.
    Ride London Challenge
  • Blog

    21 December 2017

    Get fit for free: Why walking should be your new year's resolution in 2018

    Why not join us this year and make your resolution to walk!
    WIHN
  • Blog

    18 December 2017

    Our 2017 highlights!

    We share some of our highlights from 2017
    Highlights
  • News

    18 December 2017

    Life-extending ovarian cancer drug licensed for use in the UK

    There has been exciting news today, with the announcement that niraparib, a new drug for women with ovarian cancer, has been approved for use in the UK.
    pills
  • Blog

    14 December 2017

    Endometriosis and ovarian cancer risk

    Our Health Projects Manager Ross Little responds to a recent article in The Lancet on how clinicians should approach ovarian cancer risk with patients who have endometriosis.
    Endometriosis
  • Blog

    12 December 2017

    "That Christmas was going to be her last, so every little thing took on a new meaning."

    Our Cancer Prevention Officer, Jo Stanford, lost her mum to ovarian cancer in 2006. She looks back on the final Christmas they shared together and to the future, grateful that access to genetic testing means she can be there for her own children for many Christmases to come.
    Jo and her Mum
  • Your Stories

    08 December 2017

    Maureen Powell

    Maureen was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer last year, aged 50. It has not been an easy journey but after taking part in a clinical trial, she is now in remission and intends to make the most of life.
    Maureen Powell
  • News

    07 December 2017

    Britain Against Cancer Conference

    The annual Britain Against Cancer conference is a day that brings around 400 people together for the biggest day in the Parliamentary calendar focused on cancer. Yesterday our Head of Campaigns, Marie-Claire, headed to Westminster to talk all things ovarian cancer:
    Britain Against Cancer 2
  • Blog

    01 December 2017

    Box2Beat Cancer: Teresa's story

    Elite Piloxing Instructor Teresa Malins held a three-hour Box2Beat Cancer event in Beckenham, raising more than £12,500 for Ovarian Cancer Action! She shares her reasons for hosting the event and what made it such a success
    Teresa Malins2
  • Your Stories

    29 November 2017

    Jo Blankley

    Jo Blankley was diagnosed with ovarian cancer aged 29. Eight years on from her diagnosis, she shares her story to encourage other women to listen to their bodies and to act on anything that doesn't feel right...
    Jo Blankley
  • Blog

    23 November 2017

    Why I'm taking part in Walk in Her Name 2018

    Last year, Gill Campbell decided to hold her Walk in Her Name in memory of her twin sister, Wendy Taylor, who sadly passed away in October 2015. She shares her experience...
    Gill Campbell collage
  • Blog

    22 November 2017

    "I’ve learnt to cherish every moment with my family"

    After losing her cousin to ovarian cancer, Christina underwent genetic testing and found out that she carries the BRCA 1 gene mutation. Being BRCA+ greatly increases her risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer. Empowered with this knowledge, Christina was able to take action with preventative surgeries to ensure that she is around for her children for many more Christmases to come…
    Christina family
  • Blog

    17 November 2017

    "This challenge for Ovarian Cancer Action has given me wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime"

    Our Great Wall of China Trek is a fantastic charity challenge, involving a five day hike along this magnificent man-made structure. Julie tells us about her experience and why she decided to fundraise for Ovarian Cancer Action
    Great Wall China
  • Blog

    16 November 2017

    "I am determined to see this treatment as a precious gift of life"

    In the general population, around 1 in every 400 to 1 in every 800 people carry a BRCA1/2 gene mutation. This figure is, however, significantly higher for people from an Ashkenazi Jewish background, like Stefanie, where it rises to 1 in 40. After losing her mum to ovarian cancer in 2015 and discovering that she too is BRCA positive, Stefanie made the decision to go ahead with preventative surgery....
    Stef Daniels
  • Blog

    09 November 2017

    The Anvil: Living in fear of ovarian cancer

    After losing her mum to ovarian cancer and later being diagnosed with a BRCA1 gene mutation, Abbie McAdam lived her life plagued with anxiety that her own children would also be left without a mother. Now a year post-surgery, she reflects on the decision she made and the impact it has had on her life...
    Abbie collage
  • Your Stories

    08 November 2017

    Kim Gray

    Kim Gray was diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 ovarian cancer in Summer 2016. Now nine months post-chemo and still NED, (no evidence of disease), she hopes that sharing her story will give hope to other women who have just been diagnosed or are about to start their chemo or have surgery.
    Kim Gray
  • Blog

    07 November 2017

    Living with Lynch Syndrome

    23 years after her father's death, Suzie Lismore underwent genetic testing and discovered that both she and her brother have Lynch Syndrome; a genetic mutation that increases an individual's risk of certain types of cancer. Suzie now wishes to share her experience to raise the profile of this little-known hereditary condition and its potentially devastating consequences.
    Suzi dad