Resources for Ovarian Cancer Patients & Families

High-Risk Ovarian Clinic

This unique program is for women who face an above-average risk for developing ovarian cancer. Our experts can provide information, screening, guidance, and preventive options to help you take control of your health.

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Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry

Learning more about how ovarian cancer runs in families and which genes may be involved is important to discovering new ways to prevent, detect and treat the disease. Roswell Park founded this registry to track and store data from women nationwide to help cancer researchers identify ovarian cancer-associated genes and improve genetic and psychosocial counseling for these patients.

Women over age 18 with a family history of ovarian cancer are encouraged to join the Registry. For more information, call 1-800-OVARIAN (1-800-682-7426) weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST.

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The Women’s Resource Center

This center provides breast and GYN cancer information and resources for all patients and their caregivers. The center offers free wigs, scarves and hats for patients receiving chemotherapy, skincare classes, connections to support and advocacy groups and a lending library with print and video.

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Support Groups & Networking

The WNY Ovarian Cancer Project provides information and education to the WNY community about ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors and offers support and networking opportunities to women (and their families) with ovarian or other gynecological cancers. Programs include:

  • Support groups that are professionally facilitated. For more information, contact Kathy Kurtz, LCSW Support Group Program facilitator at 716-675-0301 or email
  • Comfort & Hope Totes, given free to every woman newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the Roswell Park GYN Center. The totes are filled with helpful items to take to chemotherapy appointments, including a message of hope from women who have been on the journey and are extending a hand of understanding and support.