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A women reading our workWhat is Pathfinder?

Pathfinder is Target Ovarian Cancer’s groundbreaking research that provides a detailed picture of the experiences of people living and working with ovarian cancer in the UK. 

Read the reports

In 2016, we also produced spearate reports for each of the four nations: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales/Cymru.

Who took part?

The Pathfinder report is based on five different surveys:

  • Women in the general population
  • Women with ovarian cancer
  • Practicing GPs
  • Nurses working with women with ovarian cancer
  • Family and friends of women with ovarian cancer

In 2016, a total of 2473 people took part including 1343 women in the general population and 504 GPs.

This research has been made possible by the kind generosity of The Peter Sowerby Foundation.