About Us

Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation was created in 2013 from the desire to detect ovarian cancer early and treat it successfully. We focus on making patient experiences better because social, cultural and psychological elements are central to every medical decision, to treatment outcomes, and to the quality of life with ovarian cancer.

SPBOCF does not accept grant proposals at this time.

Throughout 2017, we are listening to find out how people make complex ovarian cancer detection and treatment choices. We’re questioning the most “reliable witnesses” we know: patients, survivors, thrivers, caregivers and friends. Here’s how that dialogue is taking place.

Research & service partnerships during treatment
Current grant partners include The Clearity Foundation and Ovarcome.

Patient and caregiver discussions with The Ovarian Cancer Project
With social innovation partner Greenhouse, we’re just wrapping up a year of focus groups exploring social factors that impact patient experience, medical care and treatment outcomes. The Ovarian Cancer Project will help shape our priorities and next steps.

Founders & Leaders
We recently gathered a dozen survivors and other experts to test conclusions and brainstorm ideas for action based on early Ovarian Cancer Project findings.

Coming soon: Tuesday Brunch web series
We gathered friends for brunch and “real talk” about what it’s like—and not like—when you or someone you love gets cancer. Nine episodes are being edited now for release in Summer 2017.