Lucy Gilbert

Academic title(s): 

Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Oncology
McGill University
Director of Gynecologic Oncology
Director Women’s Health Research Unit
McGill University and McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Lucy Gilbert
Contact Information

MUHC-RVH-Glen site

Cedars Cancer Center

1001 boul Décarie, D02.7228

Montreal, QC, H4A 3J1


Fax number: 
514-938-7687 (referrals)
Email address: 
lucy.gilbert [at]


Hospital title: 
Director, MUHC Gynecologic Oncology Division
Areas of interest: 

Ovarian cancer prevention and early detection


Dr. Lucy Gilbert is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Department of Oncology at McGill University. She is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), which is a designated level-IV unit that provides gynecological cancer care for the province of Quebec. Dr Gilbert heads the Women’s Health Research Unit of the MUHC, which focuses on research that produces practical and immediate benefits for women with cancer. The Women’s Health Research Unit is active in collaborative multinational clinical trials investigating new precision therapies for gynecologic cancers. However, Dr Gilbert’s main area of interest is the early detection of ovarian and uterine cancers while they are still curable. To this end, she has set up a network of satellite clinics called DOvEE (Diagnosing Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers Early) which provide open access and fast-track investigations to women over 45 with symptoms associated with gynecologic cancers. She and her team have developed a new genetic pap-test called DOvEEgene for detecting these cancers very early before they even cause symptoms. Her team has completed the Phase I & II testing of the DOvEEgene test and is set to launch the Phase III.

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