Community Connection: Ovarian Cancer Canada is looking for volunteers! Could you help?

OVdialogue – consider joining our team in the role of Peer Support Volunteer. Over a few hours each week, you would be part of a team that helps connect people, support conversations and are thought leaders for OVdialogue. This is your opportunity to give back to those who have/continue to support you through the tough times, share your unique experiences, and help celebrate successes. For more details of what this entails, please reach out to @Mfallis (

Research Study - Trauma in Oncology


Are you interested in participating in a research project entitled: “Trauma in Oncology”?  As a result of a cancer diagnosis, medical procedures and treatments such as, hysterectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and/or other interventions, it is possible that some patients experience anxiety, depression, and trauma leading to the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms.

This study will examine the prevalence of these issues for women with breast and/or gynecologic cancers as well as the association of personality traits (characteristics) and the development of trauma related symptoms (as we consider that it could exist as an association).

You do not need to have experience with any of these issues in order to participate in the study.

You will be asked to complete six questionnaires to measure the possible presence of different psychological symptoms, and one form containing personal and medical information. These are available in English or French. Total time required would be approximately 1-2 hours.

For further information, please contact: Margarita Betancur, Primary Investigator, Sherbrooke University at: 819-592-8708 or by e-mail:  OR  Dr. Jorge Armony, Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University and Researcher at Douglas Hospital at 514-761-6131  x3360 or by e-mail: