CFUW Memorial Fellowship
2017-2018 Value: $8,000
Honours those for whom the CFUW Charitable Trust receives memorial donations. At the time of application, the candidate must be enrolled in masters studies in science, mathematics or engineering. This fellowship is tenable in Canada or abroad.
2016-2017 Winner: EMILY UNDERWOOD
B.Sc. Biological Science (Hons.), 2015, University of Guelph
M.Sc. Medical Science, 2015-2017, University of Toronto
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, and the vast majority of cases are treated with anti-estrogen endocrine therapies. While these therapies significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, they also carry the potential risk of cognitive impairment. Emily’s research is focused on understanding differences in the cognitive side-effects associated with various endocrine therapy options in order to assist women with breast cancer in making informed treatment decisions.