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Autumn 2015

Women's Health Research Newsletter
Autumn 2015



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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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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...

In Utero Transplantation and Fetal Gene Therapy

The Second International Conference on In Utero Transplantation and Fetal Gene Therapy Conference will be held on Friday 9th - Saturday 10th October 2015. More...

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson celebration event poster

A celebration of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and 150 years of medicine

Challenges of developing obstetric medicines discussed in scientific opinion paper

The development of new drugs for use in obstetrics is long overdue. A Scientific Impact Paper (SIP) published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and authored by Anna David addresses the reasons for this and suggests ways that barriers to finding new treatments could be overcome. Read More

New ovarian cancer test twice as effective as existing methods

Usha Menon (Women's Cancer) More...

UCL Research Department of Women’s Cancer, EGA Institute for Women’s Health Seminar.

Host:   Prof Martin Widschwendter, Head of Department of Women’s Cancer. More...

"How can we improve growth of small babies before birth?” Anna David (Evening Standard Article)

Ross Lydall from the Evening Standard attended a recent UCL Lunch Hour lecture that Anna David gave as part of the Institute for Women’s Health celebrations of International Women’s Day in 2015: More...

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International Women’s Day Events at UCL

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

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