Kathryn Carter is acting dean at Laurier Brantford where she has taught English and contemporary studies. Her research on womenas diaries led to an edited collection, The Small Details of Life: Twenty Diaries by Women in Canada: 1830a1996 (2002), and recent articles that address the 1830 letter journal of Frances Simpson (in AustralianaCanadian Studies ), the 1930s diary of Myrtle Gamble Knister (in the Journal of Canadian Studies ), and diaries written by schoolgirls in Canada at the end of the nineteenth century (in Canadian Childrenas Literature ). Laurie Elit is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, and a gynecologic oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton. Her research focuses on health service work in cancer care delivery and treatment decision making for women with gynecologic cancers.
I have often thought that the reason there is so much breast cancer activism is that there are vast numbers of women who have been diagnosed with cancer-the-killer but who have lived to tell the tale. In contrast, ovarian cancer is silent and deadly, and Carter and Elit have done us a service in bringing these stories to the fore.''--Julia A. Ericksen "Signs, Winter 2011 "