Putting ovarian cancer on the map
The paper produced from the 13th International Forum on Ovarian Cancer in 2015 has been cited over 320 times in 25 countries around the world.
The HHMT International Forum on Ovarian Cancer has five key aims:
1. Share knowledge: to bring together the best researchers from around the world to discuss developments and share their most recent work in the field of ovarian cancer.
2. Foster collaboration: to encourage experts to work together across international borders.
3. Chart the way ahead: to plan strategies to accelerate progress in research into ovarian cancer.
4. Educate the next generation: to publish a publication that educates the next generation and the broader ovarian cancer research community so young and established researchers are tuned into the latest scientific thinking and directions.
5. By doing all of the above, we hope to achieve our most fundamental goal: to make ovarian cancer a survivable disease.
We have always believed that scientific research is ultimately the way to make the biggest difference to patients. It will mean that the next generation of women has the prospect of a much more certain future.
Recent HHMT International Forums have resulted in collaborative papers published in prestigious journals, including Nature Reviews Cancer, a monthly scientific review for oncologists. Published in October 2015, the newest paper, which is a forward-looking roadmap for the future of ovarian cancer research and treatment, is already having an impact in the community and has been cited in over 320 other academic articles. The first paper has more than 850 academic citations.