Shedding light on powerful new treatments for women.

For decades, research performed on men has been applied to women. Magee is putting the focus back onto women so we can find answers that transform the health and wellness of women everywhere. Research continues to reveal the importance of gender-based medicine and Magee is poised to make huge strides in understanding how diseases differentially affect women and men, how women present with illnesses differently than men, how they respond to medication differently, and how wellness should be enhanced in a gender-specific manner. This is what will guide the medical world in the future.

The biology of women is unique and the care we deliver must be as well.

Halina Zyczynski, MD, Senior Researcher, Magee-Womens Research Institute

Women's Cancers

Cancer. The word itself evokes an emotional response in nearly all of us. At Magee, our response is to find new and better ways to prevent and treat it. With recent breakthroughs in genomic discovery, we now have the tools to identify biomarkers for cancer risk, severity and prognosis. Through large scale clinical trials performed as a part of the national consortia, your support will help Magee scientists and physicians investigate ovarian and other pelvic cancers, examine the causes, prevention and treatment of breast cancer, and assess the impact cancer has on a woman’s quality of life.

Urogynecology

We our unyielding in our determination to find ways to improve patient care in the treatment of the female pelvic floor. We are set on finding better treatments for conditions that affect women of reproductive age through maturity. Your investment will also help create better therapies for women suffering from pelvic floor disorders and poor outcomes of interventions to correct urinary incontinence; you will play an important role in improving their quality of life and restoring their health through innovative research and education.

Women’s Health & Wellness

An appalling one in four women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime. At Magee, we are addressing this and other quality of life issues to bring excellence in healthcare to all women. Specific areas of focus include intimate partner violence, teen pregnancy, prenatal care and postpartum depression. We also pinpoint gaps in the quality of health and healthcare across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups that result in higher incidence of chronic diseases, higher mortality and poorer health outcomes for women.