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Ovarian Cancer: What CDC is Doing
Download the 2008/2009 Ovarian Cancer Initiatives Fact Sheet (PDF-1.5MB)
Based on workshops (PDF-50KB) in 2001 and 2002, CDC developed research and public health initiatives for ovarian cancer. Examples of completed projects include the following studies and publications:
CDC has published articles disseminated for the public, health professionals, and researchers. For a complete list of citations, see Scientific Articles about Ovarian Cancer.
National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Campaign
In collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, CDC established the Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign to increase awareness and knowledge among women and health care providers about the five major gynecologic cancers: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. This national campaign is supported by the Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005, or Johanna's Law, which was unanimously passed by the U.S. House and Senate (109th Congress) in December of 2006, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 12, 2007.
National Program of Cancer Registries
CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) collects surveillance data for all cancers, including ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. Data collected through the NPCR often are used by states to create burden assessments that guide program planning, outreach, and education efforts.
CDC enhances the growing knowledge about ovarian cancer by initiating research projects with partners, colleagues, and national organizations to help identify factors related to early detection of the disease, treatment, and survivorship. Learn more about CDC's ongoing research on ovarian cancer. Results of completed CDC studies about ovarian cancer are available in Ovarian Cancer Publications.
Please note: Some of these publications are available for download only as *.pdf files. These files require Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to be viewed. Please review the information on downloading and using Acrobat Reader software.
Page last reviewed: November 25, 2008
Page last updated: November 25, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion