Survivors Teaching Students ®

Survivors Teaching Students ®

We educate the healthcare community about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, so more women can be diagnosed early when the disease is most treatable.

Survivors Teaching Students®

I am now more aware of how patients are unfamiliar with the disease. I am more able to imagine the disease from a patient perspective. – STS Student Participant

Through the Survivors Teaching Students® (STS) program, in partnership with OCRA, MOCA educates future health care professionals in medical schools, nurse practitioners’ and physician assistants’ graduate programs about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. In recent years, MOCA has expanded our reach to include schools across the state, including the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, the College of St. Scholastica, Winona State University and more.

The goal of the STS program is to increase the number of healthcare 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.

It is MOCA’s goal to include the STS program in all medical, nurse practitioners’ and physician assistants’ graduate curriculums in Minnesota.

Volunteer for STS:

Are you a survivor interested in sharing your ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment story? We are always looking for more volunteers. Contact MOCA’s Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany at or 612-584-3550.

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