Screening for ovarian cancer: the quest continues

Original broadcast date: March 9, 2008

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most lethal cancers afflicting about 2300 Canadian women a year. A major contributing factor to its poor prognosis is that there is no effective means to screen for the disease.

In January 2008, researchers from the University of Guelph reported that they have found a way to detect ovarian cancer in its early stages. Their research is to be published in Gynecologic Oncology, one of the world’s leading cancer journals, and was recently published online on the ScienceDirect website.

  • Prof. Jim Petrik, BA, MA, PhD, Biomedical sciences professor, University of Guelph and lead researcher

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