Dr. Kelly Metcalfe is an adjunct scientist at Women's College Research Institute and an associate professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. At Women's College Research Institute, Dr. Metcalfe collaborates with the team of investigators within the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit. She holds a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and has received the Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Award from the Oncology Nursing Society. Dr. Metcalfe also serves on the research advisory committee for the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology.
Dr. Metcalfe's current research focuses on the prevention and treatment of hereditary breast cancer. She has published extensively on the psychosocial implications of cancer preventive options including prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy. She is currently the principal investigator on a study aiming to develop a decision aid for breast cancer prevention in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, which radically increase the risk of both breast and ovarian cancers. Dr. Metcalfe is also the principal investigator on a study of familial cancer in Jewish women, which is currently ongoing at Women's College Research Institute.Jump to top page