DOvEE

Quebec Media Personality Julie Snyder is Dreaming Big to End Women’s Cancers.

Snyder and the MUHC Foundation are raising $500,000 in the No More Women Lost campaign.

Montreal, April 5th, 2021

Media personality and business woman Julie Snyder knows how devastating a diagnosis of ovarian cancer can be. Snyder lost her mother to ovarian cancer in 2018.  In 2020, almost 3,000 women were diagnosed with the disease and an estimated 1,950 died from it. More can be done to help save women’s lives. To ensure no more women, mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters or friends will be lost. How? With the DOvEE project.

The MUHC’s Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Lucy Gilbert founded the Detecting Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers Early (DOvEE) project. Ovarian and endometrial cancers are known as “silent killers” because they present no symptoms until they have spread to other parts of the body. By the time cancer is detected, women face grim survival rates. In 2018, Dr. Gilbert developed the DOvEEgene test: a simple diagnostic test that detects ovarian and endometrial cancers in their early stages, ensuring a greater chance of survival. The DOvEEgene test works much like a pap smear does for cervical cancer.

Julie Snyder and the MUHC Foundation are dreaming big together to raise $500,000. This will fund the final stages of the DOvEE phase 3 clinical trial in Montreal. 2600 women will take part in the trial, helping to change the course of medicine for future generations. Women from 45 to 70 years old can register to participate in the trial, which is set to begin in May.

A Meaningful Collaboration

Watch Snyder’s show, Noovo’s La semaines des 4 Julie the week of April 5th as she goes on a mission to save the lives of women like her own mother. Snyder will showcase the impact of Dr. Gilbert’s work with survivor’s stories and information.

The MUHC Foundation and Julie Snyder want all Quebecers to join together and ensure there will be No More Women Lost to ovarian and endometrial cancers. Together, we can make these cancers detectable and curable. The campaign continues until Mother’s Day on May 9th.

Visit: www.dreambigwithjulie.ca for more information.