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Target Ovarian Cancer Essay Prize

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is proud to support the Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize.



This prize is made up of 3 prizes:

  • First prize: £750
  • Second prize: £500
  • Third prize: £250



The prize is open to all undergraduate medical students studying at a UK medical school. It aims to encourage students to read more widely on ovarian cancer, to think about some of the current issues and learn about recent research.

Funding of the Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize is made possible due to the kind generosity of the Annette Mills Charitable Trust.



Applicants must submit an essay of up to 2,000 words including a maximum of three figures and/or tables (a 10 per cent margin either side will be applied). Applicants should include no more than ten references.

The submitted essay is expected to be adequately referenced, including evidence from peer reviewed publications. The essay should be submitted in a format comparable to that used by medical and scientific journals. It must seek to answer one of the following questions:

  • Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer in primary care: opportunities and hurdles
  • BRCA mutations. Implications for women with ovarian cancer and their families.
  • Public facing ovarian cancer symptoms awareness campaigns. Do they lead to an earlier diagnosis?


How to apply

Please complete the online application via Oxford Abstracts.

This application is hosted by Oxford Abstracts platform.

Please register for an account using your email address.

For further guidance on how to submit your application, please see Oxford Abstracts' guidance on making a submission.


How your application will be judged

You will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Research question
  • Literature review
  • Critical discussion
  • Clinical relevance
  • Level of involvement
  • References

The deadline for submission is midnight on Sunday 28 June 2020.