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Virtual Hereditary Cancer Series

Virtual Hereditary Cancer Series

Jan 15, 2021 - Nov 19, 2021

Virtual Hereditary Cancer Series

Time Fri Jan 15 2021 at 12:00 pm to Fri Nov 19 2021 at 01:00 pm

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Women's College Research Institute, with the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women's Cancers at Women's College Hospital in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, are introducing a new virtual series of free one-hour seminars. This series will highlight the most relevant advances in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research over the last several years, with a focus on topics that are important to women who carry a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. The speakers include leaders in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research and treatment. The series is running from January 2021 until November 2021.

Hosted by:
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Unit at
Women's College Hospital
Dr. Steven Narod
Dr. Kelly Metcalfe
Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos
Dr. Mohammad Akbari

Please note: All webinars are from 12:00PM-1:00PM.

Series Schedule

Friday, January 15
Dr. Michelle Jacobson
Management of menopause after prophylactic oophorectomy

Friday, February 19
Dr. Andrea Eisen
PARP inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers

Friday, March 19
Dr. Ellen Warner
Screening for hereditary breast cancer

Friday, April 16
Dr. Karen Glass
Fertility options for BRCA mutation carriers with and without a personal history of cancer

Friday, May 14
Dr. Danny Vesprini
Does a BRCA mutation impact your risk of developing other cancers?
Dr. Danny Vesprini is a Radiation Oncologist who treats both prostate and breast cancer at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. He leads the Sunnybrook Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) program which focusses on men at increased risk of developing prostate cancer, including men with a strong family history of the disease, men with a BRCA mutation and men of Caribbean/Western African heritage.
Friday, June 18
Dr. Kelly Metcalfe
Updates on the treatment of BRCA associated breast cancer

Friday, September 17
Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos
Managing your risk of breast and ovarian cancer

Friday, October 15
Dr. Steven Narod
Over 20 years of research … what have we learned?
Dr. Steven Narod is a Canadian clinician-scientist who directs the Familial Breast Cancer Clinic at Women's College Hospital. He is a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is a senior scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, where he has led the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit for the past 25 years. He has established an international study of 17,000 women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. He has shaped our current knowledge of how to assess breast and ovarian cancer risk and how to reduce cancer mortality among carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, including screening, prevention, and treatment. With more than 900 publications, Dr. Narod is one of the most influential cancer researchers in the world.
Friday, November 19
Emma Rinaldo
Talking to your family about carrying a BRCA mutation

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Fri Jan 15 2021 at 12:00 pm to Fri Nov 19 2021 at 01:00 pm
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