Professorship to focus on gynecological cancers

Friends and family of a late Hong Kong physician have donated $3 million to create a new UBC professorship to help find new ways of detecting and treating ovarian and other gynecological cancers.
Dr. David G. Huntsman, a professor in UBC’s Dpartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a consulting pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital, will be the first person to hold the Dr. Chew Wei memorial professorship.
“The professorship will enable me to dedicate more time to working with the [Ovarian Cancer Research Program of B.C.] team to find solutions for ovarian and other gynecological cancers,” said Huntsman, who has researched methods of earlier diagnosis and identified the major genetic mutations in two types of ovarian cancer.

Vancouver Sun, Tue Feb 21 2012, Page: A7, Link to full text