The White House has released a proclamation designating September National Ovarian Cancer month.
Ovarian cancer is relatively rare, but because it has few early warning signs, it is often lethal. The American Cancer Society estimates that almost 14,000 women will die from ovarian cancer in the U.S. in 2021. The designation of September as Ovarian Cancer Month will help raise awareness of the disease.
Ovarian cancer research will benefit from the creation of a new health-related funding program called ARPA-H. The new program is designed to quickly fund high-impact projects. Hopefully, the the results are rapidly translated into improved survival and quality of life for ovarian cancer patients.