Women in Cancer

2020 August Newsletter


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Mentor of the Month?

Nominate the next Mentor of the Month!

WinC/AlinC provides a platform to increase visibility of great mentors on an international level. If you have someone in mind that has been an important mentor to you please email our Project Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 10th!

Oncologist in the Hot Seat

Dr. Jennifer Spratlin

Dr. Jennifer Spratlin's Bio

Dr. Spratlin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta, and a medical oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) with Alberta Health Services. She obtained her Bachelor of Medical Sciences, MD with honours in research, and Medical Oncology training at the University of Alberta and CCI, respectively. She completed her fellowship in phase I clinical trials/investigational new drugs (IND), gastrointestinal (GI) oncology, and translational research at the University of Colorado at Denver in 2008. Since then, she has been an active member and Principal Investigator in the GI and IND groups at CCI and is the current CCI GI Tumour Group Lead. She has peer-reviewed grant funding from the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, as well as grants from multiple pharmaceutical companies for her GI and phase I investigator-initiated trials. Dr. Spratlin is the fellowship director at the CCI and a leader in physician wellness.

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 Alberta, we are very pleased to introduce Dr. Jennifer Spratlin.

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!

Recent News

Kamala Harris is Biden's VP Pick but what does that mean for black woman entrepreneurship

By Dominique Fluker

In 2016, 8% of African American students received STEM bachelor degrees, and 4.5% received STEM doctorates.

This message is consistent with Dr. Narjust Duma's most recent ASCO poster which can be accessed here.

Black female entrepreneurs only receive 0.2% of all funding.

Harris plans to help the black community further establish themselves as entrepreneurs.

To learn more access the full article here.

Call for Members!!

2020/2021 is an election year for WinC/AlinC Board of Directors!

We are looking for members of the board at large and signatory directors. Each term is 1-2 years.

If you are interested in the chair or co-chair positions, or in joining our board please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Events

ASCO Quality Care Symposium
October 9-10, 2020
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2020 International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference
September 14-17, 2020
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International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)
September 25, 2020
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Podcast Recommendation

"This Podcast Will Kill You"
- By Erin Welsh and Erin Allman Updyke

"Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history, to its biology, and finally how scared you need to be."

Hosted by disease ecologists and epidemiologists Erin and Erin.

Click here to access this podcast!

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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