Thank you for helping us give one million dollars to fund research grants focused on new treatments, better diagnostics and finding a cure for ovarian cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer occurs in 1 in 75 American women. If ovarian cancer is found and treated before the cancer has spread outside the ovary, the 5-year relative survival rate is 92%. However, only 15% of all ovarian cancers are found at this early stage.
The majority of funds raised have gone to Johns Hopkins University researchers as part of HERA’s unique grants program, which pushes out-of-the-box ovarian cancer research forward.
Of the scientific researchers HERA has funded since 2002, 86 percent of them have remained in the field of ovarian cancer. This is so important because researchers who stay in the field, move up the learning curve – which facilitates advances in research.
— Nickie Kelly, HERA Executive Director
Additionally, HERA helps Principal Investigators (PIs) get on the right track to larger grants by providing important bridge funding for post doctorate students/researchers. The average age of principal investigators that win large grants is 42, while post docs are often younger (26 – 30). HERA grants advance research by rewarding attainable grants and by providing valuable experience in the grant process.
The mission of the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is to eliminate ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness
The mission of the HERA Ovarian Cancer Foundation is to eliminate ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness.
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