About the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition

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A world where every woman with ovarian cancer has the best chance of survival, and the best quality of life – wherever she may live.
Empowering the global ovarian cancer community through knowledge, collaboration and action.


Formally established in 2016, the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition is the only global not-for-profit focused on ovarian cancer. Working with close to 200 patient advocacy organizations around the world, the Coalition is determined that every woman with ovarian cancer should have the best chance of survival and best quality of life – wherever she may live.

The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition builds on the significant impact of the annual flagship ovarian cancer awareness campaign – World Ovarian Cancer Day, started in 2013 and our ground-breaking Every Woman Study™ published in 2018. Building on the Study, the Coalition launched the Global Ovarian Cancer Charter in 2020. The Charter, a living document, pivots around six Global Goals and is a clear call-to-action for all those committed to improving survival and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

In 2022, in partnership with the International Gynecologic Cancer Society the Coalition launched the Every Woman Study™️: Low- and Middle-Income Edition which will detail the lived experiences of women living with a diagnosis in close to 30 countries. Preliminary results are expected mid-2023.

Who We Are

Meet our international Board of Directors

Meet our Team