Credit: The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women’s College Hospital, Photograph collection, L-01245. Photograph by Canada Wide Photo – Jarrett.
From 1946 to 1962, the WCH’s long-term breast cancer study recruited more than 4,000 young women. They were mainly nursing students. The goal of the 20-year study was to create a profile of a woman who was most likely to develop breast cancer.