What We Do

We believe research and education must work in tandem to fulfill our vision of people living longer and healthier lives because ovarian and breast 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 underfunded
  • 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 supporters.

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 14.2x 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 people on ovarian and breast health so everyone knows their body, knows the symptoms of these two diseases, and can advocate for their health.

272 education workshops
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 a workshop.

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