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What we do

What We Do

We are proud to work on behalf of our community to ensure:

1. Provide Care: anyone in Australia facing the impacts of ovarian cancer has access to free personalised and specialist care.
Our Support Services, all available for free no matter location include:

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2. Lead change through advocacy: Our specialist advocacy team works directly with government, advisory bodies and other changemakers in the ovarian cancer space to update policies and procedures to ensure access to optimal care and redirect funding to create better outcomes for people with ovarian cancer.

Our advocacy priorities:

Reduce variation in care, leading to improved survival and quality of life:

  • Develop a National Ovarian Cancer Registry - capturing information on treatments, testing and outcomes - which will help improve care for women with ovarian cancer

  • Ensure women can access specialist gynae-cological treatment centres through the Canrefer database

  • Engage with policy reviews and submission processes to advocate for greater access to better treatments.

Improve timely access to effective and affordable treatment

  • Engage with pharmaceutical companies to bring new treatment options to Australia

  • Advocate for the listing of new ovarian cancer treatment with Therapeutic Goods Administration and Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

  • Work with leaders in the ovarian cancer space to find ways to make timely access to personalised medicine more equitable across the country, linking people in with existing programs and seeking opportunities to expand the work in this space.

Increasing large scale research funding

  • Engage with Government to highlight the need to prioritise rarer, low survival cancers like ovarian cancer

  • Advocate for substantial investments that align with the 2020-2025 National Action Plan.  

Find out more about our advocacy work here 

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Ovarian Cancer Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where our office is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.