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Established in 2011, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance promotes saving women’s lives through the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes. In addition to community outreach and education, MIOCA provides advocacy, resources and support throughout Michigan.

MIOCA in the news

MIOCA is Thrilled to Increase Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunities for 2016

Given the overwhelming support in 2015, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance Board of Directors recently agreed to increase research grant opportunities for the upcoming grant cycle. Pam Dahlmann, MIOCA President, states, "We were so proud to award our first grants to three very deserving recipients this year.  It is critical that innovative research be funded if there are to be gains made in discovering improved treatments or an early detection test. It is very exciting that, with the help of so many donors, we are able to double the funds which MIOCA will direct to research here in Michigan next year."

MIOCA's Board would like to thank all of the researchers who applied for the Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant. Awards will be announced by March 31, 2016.  

New Ovarian Cancer Support Group for survivors in the Flint area

MIOCA is pleased to announce that another resource for ovarian cancer survivors is now available in the Flint area. MIOCA Board member, ovarian cancer survivor, and oncology nurse, Debra Frick, helps to facilitate the group held at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. All ovarian cancer survivors are welcome to attend. (302 Kensington Ave., Flint, MI.  1st floor board room.) Any questions, please call 810-618-5923.