Survivors Teaching Students®
Through the Survivors Teaching Students®: Saving Women’s Lives (STS) program, Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) educates future health care professionals in medical schools and nurse practitioners’ and physician assistants’ graduate programs about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
The goal of the STS program is to increase the number of health care providers who recognize ovarian cancer symptoms and refer women suspected of ovarian cancer to gynecologic oncologists to diagnose and treat the disease in its earliest stages.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) works through its partner members and affiliates to offer the program at no charge in nearly 90 U.S. medical schools and more than 20 nurses’ and physician assistants’ graduate programs and schools. A list of the U.S. schools that includes the STS program in their curriculums is available on the OCRA website at www.ovariancancer.org.
It is MOCA’s goal to include the STS program in all medical, nurse practitioners’ and physician assistants’ graduate curriculums in Minnesota.