WCH CONNECTOctober 15, 2019

Register now: A global reach in breast cancer research

  • October 15, 2019
  • BY Jaimie Roebuck

On Wednesday, October 30, the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit (FBCRU) at Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) will be hosting a free event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This event will showcase new breast cancer research and raise awareness of global cutting-edge science and knowledge around this disease.

There will be presentations from three members of the FBCRU team, including Dr. Steven Narod, Joanne Kotsopoulos and Victoria Sopik.

Dr. Steven Narod is a senior scientist at WCRI, the director of the FBCRU, a professor at the University of Toronto and a Tier 1 Canada research chair in breast cancer. A world-leader in the field of breast and ovarian cancer genetics, Dr. Narod studies the various aspects of cancer genetics, including prevention, screening and treatment, to determine how to best deliver services within our healthcare system. 

Joanne Kotsopoulos, PhD, is a scientist at WCRI, associate professor at the University of Toronto and a Tier 2 Canada research chair in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer prevention. As part of the FBRCU, Kotsopoulos conducts large-scale studies that offer powerful insights to understanding the unique risk factors and characteristics of hereditary cancers.

Victoria Sopik is a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Steven Narod at WCRI. She is coordinating an international study of treatment and outcomes of young women with breast cancer around the world. Sopik has contributed to over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals which focus on various aspects of breast and ovarian cancer.

To register for this free event, please visit: https://globalcancerresearch.eventbrite.ca

 Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

 Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 Location: Burton Hall Auditorium, Women’s College Hospital

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