Janice Kwon

Dr. Janice Kwon is a Gynecologic Oncologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC. She completed her training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Toronto, Masters in Public Health at Harvard, and post-doctorate at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Kwon is currently the Program Director for the Gynecologic Oncology subspecialty training program at UBC and the Gynecology Surgical Tumour Group Chair for BC Cancer. She serves on the Committee on Economic Analysis for the Canadian Cancer Trials Group.

Dr. Kwon’s expertise includes cost-effectiveness modeling and hereditary cancer syndromes, particularly BRCA1/2 mutations and Lynch Syndrome. Her research has influenced health policy in many jurisdictions regarding testing criteria for these cancer syndromes. These include BRCA mutation testing for women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer or triple negative breast cancer, and immunohistochemistry for mismatch repair in endometrial cancer for Lynch Syndrome. Her current research aims to improve the efficiency of BRCA mutation testing in women with ovarian cancer, which has important personal therapeutic consequences as well as downstream cancer prevention implications for family members.