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Survivors Teaching Students

Survivors Teaching Students®

Through the Survivors Teaching Students®: Saving Women’s Lives SM (STS) program, Ovarian Cancer 101 educates future health care professionals in medical schools and nurse practitioners’ and physician assistants’ graduate programs about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

The goal of the STS program is to increase the number of health care providers who recognize ovarian cancer symptoms and refer women suspected of ovarian cancer to gynecologic oncologists to diagnose and treat the disease in its earliest stages.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) works through its partner members and affiliates to offer the program at no charge in nearly  90 U.S. medical schools and more than 20 nurses’  and physician assistants’ graduate programs and schools. A list of the U.S. schools that includes the STS program in their curriculums is available on the OCRFA website at www.ovariancancer.org.

It is Ovarian Cancer 101’s goal to include the STS program in all medical, nurse practitioners’ and physician assistants’ graduate curriculums in New England.

If you are an ovarian cancer survivor, please help us put a face and voice to the disease by volunteering to participate in STS®. You will receive training and advice about how to write down and present your story and we’ll be right there with you during the presentation as well. Contact us at info@belowthebeltwomenscancer.org or 508-827-1212.