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ania Vrionis, CEO, Ovarian Cancer Canada; Patrick McGrath; Qingchuan Zhao; Erin Barrett, Chair of the Board, Ovarian Cancer Canada.

Meet the 2022 winner of the Anita Unruh Prize

Ovarian Cancer Canada is proud to announce the 2022 winner of the Anita Unruh Prize: Qingchuan Zhao, a graduate student at the Université de Montréal’s Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer. Qingchaun is doing groundbreaking research into ovarian tumour antigens and her ovarian cancer vaccines are in preclinical studies funded by Ovarian Cancer Canada.

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Ovarian Cancer Canada is leading new research initiatives now underway in Nova Scotia

Led by Ovarian Cancer Canada and powered by a $1 million commitment from the government of Nova Scotia, these initiatives will increase research capacity, unlock insights into rarer forms of the disease, address urgent needs for data and tissues, and bring hope to thousands of women and their families — in Atlantic Canada, across the country, and around the world.

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Bianca Hayes

Finding strength in community: One woman’s journey across Canada

“This ride is the most important thing I've ever done...” says Bianca Hayes of Vancouver, British Columbia. Bianca is a cyclist riding to set the Guinness World Record for fastest trans-Canada Ride, while raising funds for ovarian cancer research, advocacy, and support initiatives.

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Stories from our community

Featured Story:  Donna You are stronger than you think you are.

Margaret

Being an ovarian cancer thriver was going to be my reality.

MARGARET'S STORY
Trista

At that age I was thinking of having children.

TRISTA'S STORY
Sharon

To find new treatments, we need the clinical trials out there.

SHARON'S STORY
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Gio Restaurant, Prince George Hotel, Halifax

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this is the most important teal...

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Research is key

  • 3,100 people are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in Canada
  • 250+ scientists comprise the Canadian research community dedicated to improving outcomes because of Ovarian Cancer Canada’s longstanding efforts to attract top talent and build capacity
  • $14M in life-changing research projects are currently underway through Ovarian Cancer Canada
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