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Autumn 2015

Women's Health Research Newsletter
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Women's Health Research Newsletter Summer 2015


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Women's Health Research Newsletter Spring 2015



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International Women's Day 2016

International Women's Day events 2016

What are the most important issues facing women in today’s world?   More...

UKCTOCS reports first mortality results

UKCTOCS investigators and research team presented their initial mortality results from the world’s largest ovarian cancer (OC) screening trial and one of the largest randomised controlled trials at a public meeting on 17th Dec 2015, held at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists in London. The data results were also published simultaneously online in The Lancet More...

BMJ Talk Medicine, Prof Neil Marlow and Dr Alangady.

Professor Marlow and Dr Alangady, two of the authors of the article: The attitudes of Neonatologists towards extremely preterm infants speak to Jonathan Davis. More...

The hidden toll of being a premature baby: Modern medicine helped them defy the odds.

But as the first generation of ultra-premature babies grow up, their struggles are far from more More...

New tools help advance keyhole surgery on the fetus

Scientists in UK lab working on project to enable repair of birth defects before they can do permanent damage to baby.Read more… More...


New York Times article - Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

A new version of a screening test for ovarian cancer may reduce deaths from the disease, but it needs more study to determine whether the benefits hold up, researchers reported on Thursday. Read more… More...

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UKCTOCS Ovarian Cancer Mortality Results Meeting

Thursday 17th December 2015
10:00 - 12:30 (GMT)
Location: (By invitation only) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Nuffield Hall.

Live Stream - More...

How should we choose the 'best' embryo?

Joyce Harper commissioned a joint paper between the British Fertility Society and the Association of Clinical Embryologists on Embryo Selection which was published November 2015.  Read more... More...

The BRCA Protect research clinic opens

The Eve Appeal has launched a new research clinic at University College London Hospital (UCLH) with the aim to develop interventions with the potential to revolutionise the lives of women with a genetic mutation; leading to improvements in predicting the risk for and prevention of developing ovarian and breast cancer in the UK.
Martin Widschwendter (IfWH, Women's Cancer) together with his team aim to recruit 1,500 women with BRCA mutations and 3,000 without mutations. “We need to understand what happens before the cancer develops,” he said. More...

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Woman of Achievement Award 2015 in Healthcare category

Congratulations to Professor Judith Stephenson for winning the prestigious Woman of Achievement Award 2015 in Healthcare category. The overarching aim of the Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award is to highlight and formally recognise the outstanding contribution women make to the British economy, as well as pinpointing those who are actively promoting and encouraging the progress of women above and beyond their everyday job.  More...

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