As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, let’s think about new ways we can take action to improve women’s health. And we believe data is one way we can address this.
We need to find and create more sources of data to create evidence-based solutions. For example, our portfolio company Gina Life, is creating a new biobank of vaginal fluids to generate biomarkers for women’s health, like early detection of ovarian cancer. Data that can gave us new insights about our health – better ways to diagnose, treat and cure women’s health problems. New research to excite investors and the health system to put women’s health first.
As we continue to live in a world where women’s health is still underfunded, maybe it’s time we started thinking outside the box to address this.
Maybe it’s time we look for new ways to research and find data that can influence our health. A team at Imperial College found that frequent purchases of over-the-counter painkillers and indigestion tablets revealed a higher risk of ovarian cancer.