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Ovacome, ovarian cancer

Ovacome, ovarian cancer

Charity information

Ovacome, ovarian cancer

We have been supporting women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families since 1996 and are very active in raising public awareness and educating doctors and nurses about the signs and symptoms of the disease. Screening tests for ovarian cancer do not yet exist, so it is crucial that we raise awareness of common symptoms. Our Support Services Manager gives expert guidance, personalised clinical information, emotional support and resources for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer or worried.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    Raise awareness of signs and symptoms through our research based BEAT campaign which supports early diagnosis with our online symptom tracker prompting women to visit their GP.
    Educating medical students through the Survivors Teaching Students programme.
    Promote understanding about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and the patient experience.
    Provide evidenced based information on our website, newsletter, fact sheets and support service platforms.
    Provide information as requested by our members and individualised advice for women with difficult cases from our world class medical advisory board.
    Promote clinical trials participation through our easy to use online trials finder.
    Advocate for prevention strategies and research.
    Collaborate with other organisations ensuring the voices of women we represent are considered by decision makers.
    Provide funding for the Ovacome research fellow.
    Support women by providing a friendly community; and online community forum.
    Provide an opportunity for those affected by ovarian cancer to meet and share their experiences.

  • Aims

    Ovacome, ovarian cancer aims to:

    • Provide more support group sessions, member days, extend our support outside of London, distribute our information more widely using community partnerships.
    • Expand the reach of our Survivors Teaching Students (STS) programme; roll out a workplace/community health training session. Increase the number of STS sessions delivered to students.
    • Increase our profile. Improve our website. Increase our reach across all platforms. Increasing the types of information that we provide.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1159682

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 42

    Phone number: 020 7299 6651

    Address: 52- 54 Featherstone Street EC1Y 8RT

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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