What We Do

We believe research and education must work in tandem to fulfill our vision of women living longer and healthier lives because cancers are prevented, caught early, or cured.

Our Mission

To improve women’s health by helping them prevent, detect early, and survive ovarian and breast cancer.

We do this by:

  • Investing in cutting-edge research to prevent, detect,
    and cure ovarian cancer, a deadly and under funded
  • Educating women to prevent and detect ovarian and
    breast cancer as early as possible.
  • Fostering an ever growing community of survivors,
    patients, researchers, clinicians, advocates, and

Our Vision

We envision a world where women live longer and healthier lives because cancers are prevented, caught early, or cured.

Here’s how we’re accomplishing our mission:

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Funding ovarian cancer research

Since 1996, the Rivkin Center has served as a catalyst for research by funding the best ideas from all over the world. We provide seed funding to develop innovative ideas and cultivate a strong ovarian cancer workforce.

4 types of grants
offered to ovarian cancer researchers
16 grants funded on average
in areas of Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment, Survivorship
1.4 Million
dollars funded per year
8.5x Return on Investment
Rivkin-funded scientists receive 8.5x in new funding from other institutions after Rivkin’s initial investment.
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Educating individuals on ovarian and breast health

Since 2016, the Rivkin Center has been educating individuals on ovarian and breast health so every woman knows her body, knows the signs and symptoms of these two diseases, and can advocate for her health.

272 education parties
per year in multiple states
40% of programming
to underserved & high-risk communities
14 campus ambassadors
across all PAC-12 colleges
95% of attendees
are likely or very likely to discuss health history with their family after attending party.

Dr. Saul Rivkin’s vision to cure ovarian cancer in his lifetime