News August 23, 2021

Join our Virtual Hereditary Cancer Seminar Series

  • August 23, 2021
  • BY Jaimie Roebuck

Women’s College Research Institute and The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, have launched a free, virtual hereditary cancer seminar series.

This series of one-hour lunchtime seminars, running monthly until November 2021, will highlight the most relevant advances in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research over the last several years. The seminars are tailored to women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation who are looking for more information.

The speakers feature leaders in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research and treatment, including Dr. Michelle Jacobson, Dr. Andrea Eisen, Dr. Ellen Warner, Dr. Karen Glass, Dr. Danny Vesprini, Dr. Kelly Metcalfe, Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos, Dr. Steven Narod and Emma Rinaldo.

Topics include:

Friday, January 15: Management of menopause after prophylactic oophorectomy
Friday, February 19: PARP inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers
Friday, March 19: Screening for hereditary breast cancer
Friday, April 16: Fertility options for BRCA mutation carriers with and without a personal history of cancer
Friday, May 14: Does a BRCA mutation impact your risk of developing other cancers?
Friday, June 18: Updates on the treatment of BRCA associated breast cancer
Friday, September 17: Managing your risk of breast and ovarian cancer
Friday, October 15: Over 20 years of research: What have we learned?
Friday, November 19: Talking to your family about carrying a BRCA mutation

To register for this virtual series, please click here.

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