11-month-old baby Neve’s ovarian tumour was bigger than a softball.

11-month-old baby Neve’s ovarian tumour was bigger than a softball.  Imagine being diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a baby. Unfortunately, this was the confronting reality Neve and her parents Jo and Zoe found themselves in on August 1, 2014. Aged just 11 months old, Neve was diagnosed with Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (jGCT) – a recurrent, incurable ovarian cancer that has no effective treatments available post-surgery. Most people associate ovarian cancer as a disease affecting adult women. Few people know that ovarian cancer can be diagnosed at any age and affects females of all ages. So little is known about […]

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GCT Ovarian Cancer Research Funded by YOU!

Congratulation and thank you to everyone that has helped raise our target of $30,000 for ovarian cancer research. The $30,000 raised is going to champion world class Granulosa Cell Tumour researchers Dr Simon Chu and Professor Peter Fuller and their team at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research for Whole Genome Sequencing of GCT tumour samples. GCT a rare ovarian cancer that has two sub types adult GCT (aGCT) and juvenile GCT (jGCT). A first for jGCT research. This research will impact so many lives. There is currently very little known about GCT and only research will help to change […]

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Peter will be riding for his wife Claire to raise funds for vital ovarian cancer research

Looking for FEMALE CYCLISTS wanting a challenge. One aiming to raise over $100,000 for ROC Inc. to encourage more research into Rare Ovarian Cancers. My wife, Claire, and mother of our two daughters Rebecca (29) and Megan (26) has Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (JGCT). As you know, so little is known about Granulosa Cell Tumour (GCT). We are looking to ride road bikes from Canberra to Melbourne next April-May. We are looking for riders to join us. See details on the image below. We need a commitment by October 30 this year to engage with the ride. PM me or […]

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Rock For ROC, rock painting challenge?

What can you suggest that starts with B? Maybe for you it’s a boat or a banana B is for Bloating one of the main symptom of ovarian cancer. Understanding the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer are so important for everyone to know and recognise. We look forward to seeing your “B” theme rocks up on the ROCKFORROC page this next week. Want to join in with the fun? Then head over to our rock painting group on Facebook Rock for ROC

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Hope Teal There’s A Cure

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of supporters, individual, families, corporate and community groups helping raise so far over $28,000 for research. We are almost at our target of $30,000. Most people are surprised to learn that ovarian cancer is not one disease but several distinct types and subtypes. Each type differs with its prognosis, how it is spread and how it is treated. Ovarian cancer needs more research to be able to improve the low survival rate of 46%. For ovarian cancers that are rare, like Granulosa Cell Tumour – GCT and its two sub types adult Granulosa Cell Tumour […]

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11-month-old baby Neve’s ovarian tumour was bigger than a softball.

11-month-old baby Neve’s ovarian tumour was bigger than a softball.  Imagine being diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a baby. Unfortunately, this was the confronting reality Neve and her parents Jo and Zoe found themselves in on August 1, 2014. Aged just 11 months old, Neve was diagnosed with Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (jGCT) – a recurrent, incurable ovarian cancer that has no effective treatments available post-surgery. Most people associate ovarian cancer as a disease affecting adult women. Few people know that ovarian cancer can be diagnosed at any age and affects females of all ages. So little is known about […]

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