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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.

First prize: £500

Second prize: £200

This essay prize is open to all undergraduate medical students across the UK. Its aim is to encourage students to read more widely on ovarian cancer, to think about some of the current issues and learn about recent research.

The record of work is to be submitted by way of an original manuscript, adequately referenced and written in a format comparable to that used for submission to a learned journal. It must seek to answer one of the following questions:

  • Role of the general practitioner in diagnosing ovarian cancer: challenges and opportunities.
  • BRCA mutation testing for women with non-mucinous ovarian cancer: impact and implications.
  • Ovarian cancer symptoms: can better recognition support an earlier diagnosis?

Essays should be up to 2,000 words including a maximum of 3 figures and/or tables (a 10 per cent margin either side will be applied). Applicants should include no more than 10 references. You will be judged on the following criteria:

You will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of the essay
  • Knowledge of the literature
  • Quality of discussion
  • Presentation style

2019 submissions

For more information on how to apply and a recommended reading list visit Target Ovarian Cancer at

Essays and application forms must be received by Target Ovarian Cancer by midnight on Sunday 30 June 2019.