Michael Anglesio

Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Robert HN Ho Research Centre 2660 Oak Street - Room 275 Vancouver, BC V6H 3Z6


Academic Appointment 
Assistant Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Ovarian Disorders
Uterine Cancer
Disorders and Conditions 
Uterine Cancer
Other Areas of Research 
Ovarian Cancer
Gynecological Cancer
cancer prevention
translational genomics
Molecular Diagnostics

A local of North Vancouver, Dr. Michael Anglesio studied Microbiology and Immunology McGill University and before joining Dr. Poul Sorensen at UBC to complete a PhD with the pediatric cancer research program. He left Vancouver in 2007 for a post-doctoral fellowship at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne, Australia with Dr. David Bowtell working with the laboratory that defined “molecular subtypes” of high-grade serous ovarian cancer. In 2010 Dr. Anglesio re-joined the group in Vancouver, this time with the OVCARE team at UBC and the BC Cancer Agency. Dr Anglesio has recently been promoted to an Assistant Professor position at UBC and has been supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and mentoring junior researchers and visiting scientists within OVCARE over the past seven years. His work has centered on further defining subtypes of ovarian cancer. With emerging evidence to suggest ovarian cancers are actually a collection of distinct disease. Dr. Anglesio has led several studies that provide evidence of different origins for each different ovarian cancer type. Most recently he has been focused on uncovering the mechanism through which endometriosis may become malignant and progress into either clear cell or endometrioid ovarian cancer.

Current Projects 

Current Projects:

Genomics and Microenvironment Studies of Endometriosis
Genomics and Microenvironment Studies of Clear Cell and Endometrioid Ovarian Cancers
Single Patient Classification of Molecular Subtypes of High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Advanced Methods for Cancer Detection by Vaginal Screening (ADVISE)
Clinical and Genomic Determinants of Early Metastasis in Synchronous Endometrial and Ovarian Cancers (Recruiting)
Development of Pre-Cancerous Mouse Models of Endometriosis (Recruiting)