Medical and Scientific: Ovarian cancer stalwart recognised

27 Jan 2021 - Medical and Scientific

Paula Benson first volunteered her professional skills to Ovarian Cancer Australia in 2006, three years after her own cancer diagnosis. This led to more than a decade of leadership within the organisation, which she chaired between 2011 and 2018 and for which she is being honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia. Over the past 10 years she has overseen significant milestones in the fight against ovarian cancer, including the first national action plan for ovarian cancer research. Under her leadership, Ovarian Cancer Australia secured funding for a range of new research projects including the Traceback prevention program, and the launch of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

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