Dr. Lucy Gilbert

Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, McGill University Health Centre

Dr. Lucy Gilbert is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Department of Oncology at McGill University. She heads the Tertiary/Quaternary Care Gynecologic Cancer Service of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) as well as its Women’s Health Research Unit. Her research focuses on novel therapeutic options for the treatment of ovarian and uterine cancers as well as technologies for their early detection. She hasset up a network of satellite clinics as part of the DOvEE (Diagnosing Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers Early) project, which provide open access investigations for women with symptoms associated with gynecologic cancers. Dr Gilbert and her team have recently developed a genomic uterine pap test to identify somatic mutation. A sample is taken from the uterus and then uses machine learning to discriminate cancer from benign /normal samples. Thistest, which is currently being offered to women aged 45 –70 years, has the potential to detect these cancers while they are confined to the gynecologic organs and still curable. The project received 6.4M GAPP funding to start the phase III clinical trial which started on May 10, 2021. In recognition of her outstanding leadership in cancer research, Dr Gilbert was recently nominatedone of the Top 25 Most InfluentialWomen in Canada 2021.