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Familial Ovarian Cancer Clinic (FOCC) and FOCC-Aftercare Clinic

The Familial Ovarian Cancer Clinic (FOCC) and FOCC-Aftercare Clinic at Women's College Hospital provide expert and evidence based clinical care for women at elevated risk for hereditary ovarian and fallopian tube cancers. Clinical care includes the full spectrum of gynecologic care specific to our population: patient centered contraception counselling, liaison with fertility specialists, counselling on ovarian cancer risk reduction, risk reduction surgery, and menopausal aftercare.

In collaboration with the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital, the Women's College Research Institute, and the WCH High Risk Breast Clinic, the clinic utilizes an interdisciplinary model of care to provide counseling, risk reducing surgery, and comprehensive menopause management to women who are at risk for ovarian or fallopian tube cancer. Our clinic staff currently includes a gynecologic oncologist, 2 minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, and a menopause specialist, as well as a full complement of nursing, allied health and administrative support staff. The program is directed by Drs. Bernardini and Jacobson.

Patient Population

The majority of our patients include those with a deleterious mutation in the BRCA1/2 genes. As our understanding of hereditary ovarian cancer expands, we are beginning to see patients with other genetic mutations.


Referrals must be made by hospital-based physicians, family practitioners or specialists.
To make a referral:

  1. Download and complete the referral form
  2. Fax referral: 416-323-6330 - Access Centre

Referrals will be triaged based on the information provided. Please ensure that supporting Diagnostic and Laboratory tests and reports accompany the referral.

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Location & Contact Information

Familial Ovarian Cancer Clinic (FOCC) and FOCC-Aftercare Clinic
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
5th floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-7744

Office Fax: 416-323-6237

Referral Fax: 416-323-6330 - Access Centre

Clinic Hours: The FOCC runs the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The FOCC-Aftercare Clinic runs the 3rd Friday of every month from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The hospital is fully accessible. All clinics have wheelchair accessible washrooms.

Our Publications

  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto
  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)