This upcoming November marks the two-year anniversary of the Gynecologic Cancer Initiative’s first Survivorship Summit: Gynecologic Cancers, a collaborative conference held in partnership with the UBC Women’s Health Research Cluster. The event brought together 56 patient partners, healthcare practitioners and scholars with a goal to learn about the current status of gynecologic cancer survivorship research.  

Through meaningful discussion and engagement, the event stimulated research and collaboration among stakeholders in the province, as well as a commitment to address the gaps in knowledge and practice that were identified. Since then, clinicians and scientists from multiple disciplines have come together to bring forward new innovative areas of survivorship research.  

To continue this important work, the GCI will host a variety of different events and activities to develop a higher-level cohesive strategy for survivorship research in BC. To help inform our activities, we are launching a survey, “Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship in BC: What Does Survivorship Mean to You?”.  

The objective of this survey is to understand ongoing cancer survivorship research and identify key research priorities from patient partners, community advocacy groups, physicians, researchers, and trainees. The findings of this survey will help shape and inform future initiatives. This survey will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete and it will close on November 23, 2021. 

You can take the survey here: