Dr. Ophira Ginsburg is a scientist at Women's College Research Institute and an assistant professor in the University of Toronto's Department of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. A medical oncologist with a background in cancer genetics and epidemiology, Dr Ginsburg's research is focused on women's health equity and global cancer control.
She is an Adjunct professor at BRAC University in Bangladesh, an advisor to the National Cancer Hospital and National Institute for Cancer Control of Vietnam, and a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Global Task Force for Expanded Access for Cancer Care and Control. She recently joined the first Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control and the Institute of Cancer Policy at King's Health Partners, London UK.
In 2011, to support her collaborative work in Bangladesh, Dr. Ginsburg received a prestigious Rising Stars in Global Health Research Award from Grand Challenges Canada. Ginsburg and her team's Grand Challenges project will use mobile phone technology to improve breast cancer diagnosis and care in Bangladesh. The result will be a sustainable model to diagnose and treat other chronic diseases in similar low-income countries. Watch the video below to learn more.Jump to top page
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