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Science in Medicine Lecture with Elizabeth Swisher, M.D.
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
“Understanding ovarian cancer: a journey to personalized prevention and treatment”
Dr. Swisher is Professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Adjunct Professor in Medical Genetics at UW and Deputy Director of the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. The primary focus of Dr. Swisher’s lab is the molecular genetics of ovarian cancer with a view towards improving both prevention and therapeutics. She has been closely involved in the development of PARP inhibitors as therapies for ovarian and other cancers. She has also focused on improving our understanding of genetic risk of ovarian cancers with a goal to increase access to genetic testing and reduce the number of women who die of hereditary ovarian cancer.