Campaigning successes

Read about some of the successes our campaigners have had over the past few years and the impact campaigning can have.

Target Ovarian Cancer campaigners walking through parliament holding a TAKE OVAR placard

From securing symptoms awareness campaigns to convincing elected representatives to act, our campaigners have achieved some amazing things over the past few years:  


  • During the pandemic, action from our campaigners led elected representatives from across the UK to share the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
  • Over 14,000 campaigners signed our call to action demanding UK governments transform early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Thanks to your campaigning, they listened. NHS England launched the first-ever nationwide awareness campaign which includes ovarian cancer symptoms. 
  • Our campaigning resulted in the inclusion of ovarian cancer in local and regional pilots as part of Be Clear on Cancer. This was a government-funded programme aiming to raise awareness of the symptoms of cancer in England, and led the way to the nationwide campaign. 


  • Our campaigners in England were instrumental in ensuring that bevacizumab (Avastin®) continued to be available following reforms of the Cancer Drugs Fund.
  • In Wales, our campaigners pushed the Welsh government to review the process for accessing drugs on the NHS. This paved the way for access to certain PARP inhibitors on the New Treatment Fund.
  • As a result of the efforts of our campaigners in Northern Ireland, certain PARP inhibitors are now available through the early access scheme. Hundreds of emails were sent to elected representatives calling for action.
  • Together with the British Gynaecological Cancer Society and Ovarian Cancer Action, our campaigning secured the future of an ovarian cancer audit to drive improvements in care, surgery and survival.  

Would you like to be part of our next big win? Our campaigning toolkit has everything you need to start campaigning with us or take your campaigning to the next level.