Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Alliance’s (OCRFA) nationwide education program, Survivors Teaching Students,® (STS) brings survivors right into healthcare classrooms to share their personal stories of how they were diagnosed, what happened and where they are now. The goal is to increase the students’ awareness of the symptoms and risk factors for the early detection of ovarian cancer.
In December of 2008 through 2016, OCA of San Diego has helped to educate the medical community by presentations to over 4,800 medical students, residents, nursing students (11 schools of nursing), practicing medical physicians and healthcare providers throughout San Diego County.
Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego’s Team Members (in Teal the color of ovarian cancer awareness) surrounded by the students in (left) Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing and (right) UCSD School of Medicine Third Year Medical Students.
Click the video below to hear an interview on KUSI with Cindy Silver, and Ovarian Cancer Survivor.
Click here to see photos from our past Survivors Teaching Students® programs.
For questions and / or comments about the Survivors Teaching Students® (S.T.S.) program, please email STS@ocaofsd.org.