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Research holds the key to ovarian cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and ultimately, a cure.
Ovarian cancer Canada has launched a series on advances in the field of ovarian cancer research. Watch for this special monthly Seeds of Hope Newswire.
Our thanks to Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden for providing these lay articles for our readers.
This series will describe various aspects of ovarian cancer research – an explanation of different types of research, recent discoveries, what’s in progress, and how it is all reported in the media. Let’s start the series with an exploration of the different types of research.
Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden is a Professor at the University of Ottawa and a Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. As the inaugural Corinne Boyer Chair in Ovarian Cancer Research, she leads an ovarian cancer research program and is developing networks and resources to increase ovarian cancer research across Canada. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Ovarian Cancer Canada and is chair of its Research Committee. Dr. Vanderhyden has won several awards for her research and for her mentorship of young scientists.