Media Advisory - Scientists, pathologists and clinicians join together for
the 5th Canadian research conference on ovarian cancer

TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada and Ovarian Cancer Canada invite you on a "Journey to Discovery, Prevention and Cure" at the 5th Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research.

This uniquely Canadian conference features renowned Canadian and international researchers presenting their findings on the latest break-through developments on ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all women's cancers. There is currently no early detection test, and in most cases it is diagnosed too late. Approximately 70 per cent of women do not survive more than five years.

    WHO:   Scientists, pathologists and clinicians who specialize in ovarian

    WHAT:  5th Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research

    WHEN:  Key sessions are:

           Monday, May 17

           10:45-11:15 a.m.  Inherited Susceptibility to Ovarian Cancer:
                             Clinical and Public Health Implications
                             Steven Narod, University of Toronto, Toronto,

           Tuesday, May 18

           8:30-9:00 a.m.    New Direction for Therapy of Ovarian Cancer
                             Elise C. Kohn, National Cancer Institute,
                             Bethesda, MD, USA

           9:30-10:00 a.m.   Targeted Therapy in Clinical Trials: Current
                             Status and Future Direction
                             Janet Dancey, National Cancer Institute of
                             Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

           Complete agenda available at:

    WHERE: Delta Chelsea Hotel
           33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


For further information: For further information: Any media representatives wishing to attend or arrange an interview are asked to contact Brigitte L. Theriault, Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, (416) 946-4501 ext.4483 or

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