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An informative quarterly online conversation led by industry experts, offering a variety of topics relevant to ovarian cancer.  Each is designed to educate and raise awareness.  Check out our upcoming sessions or watch sessions from the past.

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Upcoming and Past Sessions

Genetics and Family Cancer Syndromes

Air Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Join us for our Ask The Experts Facebook Live session on March 28th to learn about genetics and family cancer syndromes. This program will explore the significance of genetic testing, its emotional impact, and uncover available support resources. Gain the knowledge to make smart choices for yourself and your family.

Presenters: Sue Friedman – FORCE – Executive Director, Founder and Peggy Cottrell – Sharsheret – Genetic Program Manager

Go to Facebook on March 28, 2024

6:00 PM ET/5:00 PM CT/4:00 PM MT/3:00 PM PT

The Pulse on Progress: Insights into Ovarian Cancer

Air Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024

Join us for our Ask The Experts Facebook Live session, where we will discuss the latest in ovarian cancer research and treatment. Led by experts in the field, gain insights into potential new therapies. Stay updated on advancements shaping ovarian cancer care for better patient outcomes.

Presenter:  TBD

Go to Facebook on June 27, 2024

6:00 PM ET/5:00 PM CT/4:00 PM MT/3:00 PM PT

HRD: Tumor Testing and Its Impact on YOU

Air Date: Thursday, September 26, 2024

Join us for our Ask The Experts Facebook Live session, to learn more about HRD and ovarian cancer tumor testing. This session will explain what HRD is and how it plays a crucial role in guiding personalized treatment decisions. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay updated on the evolving landscape of tumor and biomarker testing.

Presenter:  TBD

Go to Facebook on September 26, 2024

6:00 PM ET/5:00 PM CT/4:00 PM MT/3:00 PM PT

Ovarian Cancer: Your Questions Answered

Air Date: Thursday, December 12, 2024

Join us for our Ask The Experts Facebook Live session dedicated to addressing pressing questions you may have about ovarian cancer. We will gather questions and input from you prior to the program to ensure that we cover the topics that matter most to our community. Led by experts in the field, this session will provide clear and concise answers to common inquiries about ovarian cancer, including risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, and ongoing research efforts. Whether you’re a survivor, caregiver, or simply interested in learning more, you will gain knowledge and insight into this important health topic.

Presenter:  TBD

Go to Facebook on December 12, 2024

6:00 PM ET/5:00 PM CT/4:00 PM MT/3:00 PM PT

Your Expanded Treatment Team

Air Date: Thursday, September 22nd, 2023

Join us for our latest Ask The Experts Facebook Live session, where we will highlight a panel of specialists who make up an ovarian cancer patient treatment team. Learn about the different specialties, what they do, and how to access these services.

Presenter: Coming Soon!
Go to Facebook on September 22nd, 2023
6:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM CT / 4:00 PM MT / 3:00 PM PT

Gut Health, Microbiome and Ovarian Cancer

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

In this informative Ask The Experts Facebook live session, we heard from Dr. Semir Beyaz about how your gut microbiome may play a role in an ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment.


Dr. Semir Beyaz – Spring Harbor Laboratory 

Risk Reduction Options for Ovarian Cancer

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

In this informative Ask The Experts Facebook live session, we heard from Dr. Kara Long-Roche about ways to reduce your risk for ovarian cancer – including the newest guideline that may greatly reduce the risk!


Dr. Kara Long-Roche – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Hope On The Horizon: Clinical Updates

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

This informative Ask The Experts Facebook live session will focus on clinical updates in ovarian cancer. Join our experts as they discuss promising findings related to ovarian cancer treatment.


Dr. Debra Richardson – Stephenson Cancer Center OU Health

Dr. Christina Chu – Fox Chase Cancer Center

Dr. Jeannine Villella – Northwell Health/Lenox Hill

NOCC Research Investment in Early Detection and Quality of Life

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Join us for our latest Ask the Experts, where we will learn more about NOCC’s commitment to impactful ovarian cancer research. Hear from one of the organization’s Young Investigator Award grantees on her work to advance ovarian cancer research.

Presenter: Dr. Katharine Esselen

Clinical Trials - The Patient Experience

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Join us for our latest Ask the Experts Facebook Live session, where we will hear from ovarian cancer patients who have participated in clinical trials.

Presenter: Clinical Trial Patient Panel

Recommended Follow-Up Guidelines For Ovarian Cancer

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Join us for our latest Ask the Experts Facebook live with Dr. Long Roche as we discuss recommended follow-up guidelines after active treatment ends for ovarian cancer.

Presenter: Dr. Kara Long Roche, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Starting a Clinical Trial - What Do I Need to Know?

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Join us for our latest Ask the Experts Facebook Live Session to discuss what those enrolled in trials need to know, such as the process, risks and benefits, patient protections, and questions to ask the doctor.

Presenter: Dr. Nana Tchabo, MD, FACOG, Atlantic Health

Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Bone Health

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Join us for our latest Ask the Experts Facebook Live Session to discuss ovarian cancer’s effects on bone health.

Presenter: Christian A. Koch, MD, PhD, FACP, MACE, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Biomarker Testing - The Key To Targeted Treatment

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Join us for our latest Ask the Experts Facebook Live Session to discuss biomarker testing and its role in targeted ovarian cancer treatment.

Presenter: Dr. Barbara Buttin, gynecologic oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago

Clinical Trials - How Do I Find One?

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Join us as we discuss clinical trials and educate our community on how to find and discuss clinical trials with their care teams.

Presenter: Nanette J. Nier-Shoulson, RN, BSN, CCRP, Oncology Research Nurse, CCTO – Cancer Clinical Trials Office, Northwell Cancer Institute

Masks Are Coming Off, But What Does This Mean for Me? COVD-19 And The Immunocompromised.

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Join us as we discuss ways to protect your immune system.

Presenter: Nita Lee, MD, MPH, of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

Hope on the Horizon - Progress in Early Detection Research

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Join us as we discuss new and exciting research being done in the field of ovarian cancer.

Presenter: Jennifer Kehlet Barton, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Neuropathy and Ovarian Cancer

January 27th, 2022 

Join us as we discuss neuropathy – a common side effect of #ovariancancer treatment. Learn about the signs and symptoms, potential risk factors, and treatment options.

Presenter: Patrick Martone, D.O., of Northwell Health

Support for Financial Barriers

November 18th, 2021

Live Date: November 18th, 2021 On this Ask the Experts Session, we will provide viewers with information about NOCC’s newly launched Financial Assistance Program in collaboration with our partners at the Patient Advocate Foundation.

About the Financial Assistance Program: The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Financial Assistance Program is here to help reduce the barriers associated with ovarian cancer treatment and clinical trial participation by providing financial assistance for non-medical expenses. The NOCC Financial Assistance Program includes two funds:

– National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Clinical Trial Fund

– National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Treatment Fund


About Patient Advocate Foundation: Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life-threatening, and debilitating illnesses.

Talking with family about health history and risk

October 28th, 2021.

We sat down with Leigha Senter-Jamieson, MS, CGC, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide you with the information, tools, and resources you need to talk to your family about health history in order to understand ovarian cancer risk.


About Leigha Senter-Jamieson, MS, CGC

Leigha Senter is a licensed genetic counselor and Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute where she specializes in cancer genetics risk assessment in women with gynecologic cancers. Ms. Senter has more than a decade of research experience in hereditary cancers with a primary focus on BRCA gene-related projects with more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of the advisory board for FORCE, an advocacy group for patients with hereditary cancers. She’s a past member of the board of directors of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is currently the Associate Director of OSU’s genetic counseling graduate program.

Ovarian Cancer Basics

September 30th, 2021

Originally aired Thursday, September 30th. During this Ask the Experts segment, we sat down with Dr. Sharyn N. Lewin and discussed the basics of ovarian cancer

Research in Clinical Trials

August 26th, 2021

Recorded Thursday, August 26th, We sat down with Dr. Shannon Westin, MD, MPH of MD Anderson Cancer Center, to discuss ovarian cancer clinical trials.

The Role of Exercise in Ovarian Cancer Survivorship

July 29th, 2021

Recorded Thursday, July 29th, We sat down with Jennifer Cochran, CEO of Fitness Design Solutions, and discussed how getting active in survivorship can support your overall health goals.

Survivorship Plans with Dr. Dana Chase

May 27th, 2021

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and  Dr. Dana Chase, MD of Arizona Oncology discuss the importance of survivorship plans.  Explore what a cancer survivorship plan is, what information should be included, and how to work with your care team to create one.

Fertility Issues for Young Survivors

April 29th, 2021

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and a panel of young ovarian cancer survivors discuss fertility issues for young survivors. Topics include questions young patients should ask their care team at diagnosis, options for having children before and after surgical menopause, and strategies for addressing the psychological impact of fertility loss. The panel also includes Meghan Sollinger, a Patient Navigator from the Ulman Foundation, a national community supporting adolescent and young cancer survivors.

How to Be Your Own Advocate

March 25th, 2021

On this Ask the Experts, we discuss what it means to be your own advocate and why it’s important. We identify ways patients can advocate for themselves and build relationships with their care team in order to feel confident and prepared for the journey ahead. It is important for Survivors to feel empowered to communicate their concerns, ask questions, and get clarity when needed.

Heart Health and Ovarian Cancer

March 2, 2021
Join us as Dr. Tolu Agunbiade, a specialist in Cardio-Oncology at the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute shares her expertise on heart health as it relates to a cancer diagnosis. Survivors will come away with an understanding of the questions they should ask their own care team when discussing treatment options, suggestions for minimizing cardiovascular disease risk, and more.

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors Need to Know About COVID-19 And The New Vaccines

February 10, 2021
Hear Libby Ernharth, MPAS PA-C, Infectious Diseases, Romano, Pontzer & Associates, and ovarian cancer Survivor Dr. Stephanie Archer, MD, UPMC Family Medicine, as they share up-to-date information about Covid-19 and the newly approved vaccines. Come away feeling empowered to ask the right questions when speaking with your healthcare team about Covid-related issues.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is a 501(c)(3) organization, and these programs are funded solely by financial commitments from partners and individuals who want to make an impact on the lives of those affected by ovarian cancer.

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