We’re excited to announce a milestone for MOCA’s ovarian cancer research funding efforts.
Expanding on our commitment to supporting the development of an early detection test for ovarian cancer, for the first time in our history MOCA will be providing $100,000 in funding directed at national research focused on early detection. MOCA intends to award $50,000 to two projects focused on early detection being done by U.S.-based researchers from outside of Minnesota.
The $100,000 in awards will be announced in November 2017. MOCA will start soliciting requests for proposals on June 1. Project funding will be available for one year of activity.
“Since MOCA started funding research, we’ve provided more than $7 million to Minnesota researchers and we will continue to devote the majority of our budget to funding ovarian cancer research being done in the state of Minnesota,” said Kathleen Gavin, MOCA Executive Director. “However, we only have one Minnesota researcher working on early detection and we have awarded more than $1 million to that effort. We know that significant research is being done elsewhere and that early detection does not receive as much as attention or funding as other areas of research. The development of an early detection test is a major goal of our supporters.”
MOCA will be announcing the national researchers at MOCA Awards night in early November. Stay tuned to future MOCA Messenger newsletters, MOCA’s Facebook page and emails to updates on the process.