The Organizers

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation

The Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation (HBOC) is a community-oriented volunteer driven charity with a tripartite mission: Awareness, Action and Research. It seeks to fulfill its mission by working in cooperation with university or hospital-based programmes in cancer genetics, oncology, surgery, gynecology and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
For more information on the Foundation, please visit

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McGill Program in Cancer Genetics

Our vision for a comprehensive approach to hereditary cancer.
Cancer Genetics is committed to excellence in research, education and teaching in the field of hereditary cancer. Human genetics is now at the forefront of academic medicine and is changing the management of cancer patients. Its applicability to the management of individuals with, or at risk of, cancer has created the sub-specialty of clinical cancer genetics. For the past two decades, hereditary cancer has been a prominent feature of research at McGill University, and breast and ovarian cancer continue to be the most important areas of our work in lessening the burden of cancer for women and their families.

To learn more about research carried out by Dr. Foulkes' group, please visit: