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Established in 2011, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance strives to save women's lives by promoting the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes.  MIOCA raises awareness of ovarian cancer, provides resources and support to survivors and their families, advocates both locally and federally, educates Michigan communities, and funds innovative ovarian cancer research.

MIOCA in the news

MIOCA Announces Advocacy Scholarship for 2017 National Ovarian Cancer Advocacy Day

From MIOCA's parent organization, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: 

As Washington, D.C. continues to sort itself out after the presidential election, we look towards 2017 and the 115th Congress with a lot of uncertainty. We don't know what changes may be made to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, or other federal health programs. We don't know what will become of the long-standing Congressional commitments to biomedical research or efforts to streamline regulatory procedures. What we do know is that this coming year will likely bring about a lot of changes, and the ovarian cancer community must be ready to educate, advocate, and inform policy-makers about the impact that those changes can have on the lives of thousands of women in this country.  

Our 2017 Advocacy Day Application is now open. We'll be turning the Hill teal again on February 28-March 1, 2017. Sign up today to help us ensure that the vital programs and funding for ovarian cancer only continue to grow!

MIOCA Advocacy Travel Scholarship Opportunity  

To offset costs associated with attending National Advocacy Day, MIOCA offers an advocacy travel scholarship. If you are interested in joining MIOCA's advocacy team, please complete the application and submit by January 8, 2017. Recipients will be notified by January 15 so that they can register to attend National Advocacy Day in D.C. by the registration deadline of January 20.

MIOCA announces Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunity

In accordance with its mission, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the 2017 Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant.  Last year, MIOCA awarded a total of $75,000 to researchers here in Michigan.  Pam Dahlmann, MIOCA President, states, "We are so grateful for the continued support from our friends.  The MIOCA Board looks forward to funding cutting edge research again next spring."

For those interested or involved in ovarian cancer research, please download the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Cover Letter and Application. All submissions are due by the end of the day on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  Awards will be announced by March 31, 2017.