Québec Science honours a research team at the MUHC

A screening test for ovarian and uterine cancers as one of the top ten scientific discoveries of the year 2018

Recent work by MUHC gyneco-oncologists Dr. Lucy Gilbert, Xing Zeng and Kris Jardon, along with American researchers, has been hailed as one of Québec Science's top ten discoveries of the year 2018! Each year, this scientific magazine honours the best scientific breakthroughs in Quebec, thus paying tribute to its researchers. 

Dr. Gilbert and her team from the Research Institute of the MUHC developed a non-invasive test to detect the presence of mutations in ovarian and uterine cells, allowing doctors to act before the illness get worse and becomes incurable. The discovery could be a game changer in the early detection of uterine and ovarian cancer, the third leading cause of cancer death among women in North America.

Read the article from Québec Science (available in French only)

YOU CAN VOTE for this discovery as part of the Prix du public Québec Science Découverte de l’année 2018 contest. Show your support for this great research, plus get the chance to win a family trip to Mont-Mégantic National Park!

 

The McGill University Health Centre Foundation has been supporting Dr. Gilbert’s work for over a decade, raising nearly $2.5 million for her research in the early detection of ovarian and endometrial cancer.

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