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Isaac Newton famously wrote that he “stood on the shoulders of giants”. The same can be said of the groundbreaking research conducted by WHCC-affiliated institutes, which exists in a long tradition of discoveries and investigations.

Ovarian cancer research is one example. While it remains one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in women, there have been important advances in research about it over the last two hundred years.

Here is a timeline of some of the important discoveries that have brought us to this point.

WHCC’s mission is to support the kind of rigorous research that has unraveled the complexities of this disease. Our researchers at Women’s Health Research Institute (BC), Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (Alberta), and Women’s College Research Institute (Ontario), are continuing the trailblazing work that began all those years ago.

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