STAAR was founded in 2020 when three women facing low-grade serous ovarian cancer recognized the urgent need for dedicated funding and support—a need unmet by the larger charities.
The foundation exists to fund research for better treatment options for low-grade serous carcinoma, a rare (about 5% of ovarian cancer cases) and extremely underfunded subtype of ovarian cancer.
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Our resources page is full of helpful information to help you navigate your LGSOC diagnosis or how to support a loved one.
Not Feeling 100%? Don’t Ignore It!
Persistent symptoms need attention. Our symptom checker is a simple tool to help you identify common signs of ovarian cancer. If your symptoms persist for more than two weeks, it's time to speak with your doctor.
Our Partnership with Cure Our Ovarian Cancer
Founded in 2018, New Zealand-based Cure Our Ovarian Cancer blazed a trail as the world's first nonprofit dedicated to low-grade serous ovarian cancer. Our partnership amplifies our efforts to support research and provide resources for those affected by LGSOC. Together, we're creating a stronger front against this disease, sharing knowledge, and fostering hope within the community.
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