Women in Cancer

2018 September Newsletter


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Oncologist in the Hot Seat

Have a burning question related to work-life balance, leadership, mentorship, or career development?

We have been featuring esteemed oncologists across Canada since 2013. From New Brunswick, we are very pleased to introduce Dr. Margot Burnell.

Send your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have them answered by our Oncologist in the Hot Seat!

Article Recommendation

Letter to a Young Female Physician, Suzanne Koven, M.D.

A great letter penned by a female physician addressing the obstacles faced by women in medicine and the importance of a good sense of purpose!

“In fact, one of the greatest hurdles you confront may be one largely of your own making. At least that has been the case for me.”

Upcoming Events

WinC/ AlinC AGM
Toronto, ON
May 3rd, 2019
Link to RSVP: Coming Soon!

A look back at 2016 statistics

The Women in Canadian Academic Oncology Pipeline. This infographic was created in 2016 by Kaylie and Rachelle, Willemsma using 2016 statistics. A new infographic will be prepared using recent data and will be shared in our next newsletter!

Moving beyond National Women Physicians Day

Lisa Sieczkowski, MD


“56 percent of currently practicing pediatricians are female. 75 percent of pediatric residents are female… the vast majority of the division chiefs, chairpersons, and medical staff presidents have been and continue to be male at our institution.”

Make sure to follow @WomenInMedicineChat on twitter for live discussions among physicians from across the globe on issues women in medicine face.

Sundays @ 9pm EST

Book Recommendation

Women in Medicine: Getting In, Growing, and Advancing

Chapters in this book cover the importance of finding a great mentor, overcoming obstacles that face many women in medicine, and beating gender stereotypes

Link to purchase: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/women-in-medicine/book9436

As networking and mentorship are invaluable to medicine and advancements in the field of oncology, All in Cancer (AlinC) and Women in Cancer (WinC) were developed to improve mentorship connections, provide leadership skills resources, and improve collaboration amongst oncologists through a secure online networking platform.

Join the discussion on the AlinC or WinC Discussion Forum today.

Encourage your colleagues to join the largest online networking forum for medical, radiation, surgical, and hematological oncologists and trainees in Canada.

Visit www.allincancer.org or www.womenincancer.org for more information.

Happy networking!

Membership is entirely free.

Membership is restricted to medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists as well as hematologists and trainees.

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