C&M: OVARIES. TALK ABOUT THEM
Ovaries. Talk about them. Camilla and Marc are continuing their mission to raise awareness surrounding ovarian cancer with a new capsule collection. One-hundred-percent of proceeds from the collection of t-shirts and a hoodie will go directly to Associate Professor Caroline Ford and her team at the Ovarian Cancer Research Group. Being the deadliest female cancer, in Australia three women die from this disease every day and 300,000 women are diagnosed globally each year. Losing their mother to the disease 27 years go, Camilla and March launched the campaign ‘Ovaries. Talk About Them’ in 2020, and have already raised $225K which has kickstarted the further development of an early detection test and helped to allow the UNSW Ovarian Cancer Research Group to employ two key female scientists to focus solely on this work. "We are proud of what we have achieved to date, but there is much work to be done,” says Camilla. Associate Professor Caroline Ford says: “… The funds from the campaign have significantly progressed the development of our early detection test. This funding has meant an increased focus and our outlook is extremely positive. In the last year the team have identified a set of DNA changes specific for ovarian cancer and have begun the process of testing these in the lab on cells from patients. Continued funding will mean trialling and testing in blood from diverse groups of women will happen more quickly which will help to maximise accuracy and move the test to clinical trials. We are hopeful that we could be just years away from an early detection test which would be ground-breaking for this disease.” The 2021 “Ovaries. Talk About Them” limited-edition t-shirt and limited-edition hoodie are available from today at Camilla and Marc stores and online.