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Dr. Dianne Miller Receives Distinguished Virginia Greene Award for Her Leadership in the Field of Ovarian Cancer

April 20, 2015 - For her outstanding contributions to the field of ovarian cancer, Dr. Dianne Miller is the 2015 recipient of the Virginia Greene Leadership Award.

This prestigious award, presented by Ovarian Cancer Canada, recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of awareness, knowledge transfer, support, and research in ovarian cancer. This honor recognizes Dr. Miller’s leadership as co-founder of the unique OVCARE research program at Vancouver General Hospital, BC Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia. It also recognizes her work clinically and in translational research for which she is held in high regard nationally and internationally. 

Dr. Miller is Head of the Gynaecology Tumor Group in the province of British Columbia. In 2010, she launched the world’s first population-based ovarian cancer prevention program, recommending changes to clinical and surgical practice to prevent ovarian cancer. The Virginia Greene Award was established by Virginia’s daughter, Justine, in memory of her mother who was a leading British Columbia business woman and ovarian cancer advocate. Virginia passed away from the disease in 2010. The inaugural award in 2011 was presented to Dr. David Huntsman, co-founder and current Director of OVCARE. 

“OVCARE is internationally recognized for its leadership in using research to change the way ovarian cancer is prevented, diagnosed and managed – OVCARE would never have happened without Dianne’s visionary leadership,” says Dr. Huntsman.

The Award will be presented to Dr. Miller at LOVE HER, a fashionable evening in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada. This special event takes place on April 22 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver.  For tickets, visit

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