Tobi Cohen Memorial Fund

Bright, beautiful, editor of travel and fashion magazines, musician, daughter, sister, partner and loyal friend to many.

At the age of 35, Tobi developed an aggressive form of ovarian cancer. Despite treatment in London, where she lived and worked, and then in Melbourne at the Women’s Hospital, she passed away on October 30, 2011, only 6 months after the diagnosis.

It was Tobi’s wish that we support research into ovarian cancer, so that in future no one would have to go through what she endured.
Therefore, we are proud to announce that the Tobi Cohen Memorial Fund will now support the ADAPTIVE study - Advanced Diagnostic Analysis of ovarian cancer to Personalise Therapy and Investigate tumour Variation and Evolution.

The idea of this program is that a woman's cancer will be mapped with imaging (eg. MRI and PET scans) and molecular testing (surgical biopsies) throughout the journey of her cancer, so any variations can be identified which might potentially guide treatment for that particular individual.

As Tobi had a rare form of ovarian cancer, and it is this kind of approach which is likely to make the difference for women in a similar situation in the future.

Click here to donate to support the Tobi Cohen ADAPTIVE study so that together we can make a real change to women's lives.

For further information on the Tobi Cohen Memorial Fund please contact Karen Livingstone on 03 9863 6204 or

In Memoriam
2 out of 3 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die.
Help us turn the tide.