KHAS Board of Trustees Member Assoc. Prof. Canan Dağdeviren on the BBC 100 Women List!

22 November 2023

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2023.

The list consists of five categories: 1) Climate Pioneers, 2) Culture & Education, 3) Entertainment & Sports, 4) Politics & Advocacy, 5) Science, Health & Technology.

Kadir Has University Board of Trustees Member Dr. Canan Dağdeviren is also included in the Science, Health and Technology category of the list, among with the attorney and former US First Lady Michelle Obama, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, Ballon d’Or-winning footballer Aitana Bonmatí, AI expert Timnit Gebru, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Hollywood star America Ferrera and beauty mogul Huda Kattan.

An associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Media Lab in the US, Canan Dagdeviren has recently invented a wearable ultrasound patch for early breast cancer detection.

She drew inspiration from her aunt who was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer at age 49, despite having regular cancer screening, and died six months later.

At her aunt’s bedside, Dagdeviren drew up a rough plan of a diagnostic device that could be incorporated into a bra and would allow for more frequent screening of individuals at high risk of breast cancer. The technology could potentially save millions of lives.

Please click here to read the details of the news and to see the other names on the list.