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Alison Allan, PhD

Alison Allan, PhD

PhD; Anatomy & Cell Biology; Oncology (Experimental)

Research Interests / Specializations: Senior Oncology Scientist and Director, Pamela Greenaway Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit; Breast and prostate cancer; Circulating tumor cells (CTCs); Cancer stem cells; Cellular and molecular mechanisms of metastasis; Animal models of metastasis; Primary breast cancer xenografting; Translational research
Samuel Asfaha, MD. PhD. FRCPC

Samuel Asfaha, MD. PhD. FRCPC

Gastroenterologist: Dept. of Medicine, Oncology, Physiology & Pharmacology. Associate Professor, Western University. Schulich/CIHR Clinician Scientist.

Research Interests / Specializations: Stem Cells, Inflamation, Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Main research focus areas are identifying the cellular original of colorectal cancer and understanding the processes regulating normal and mutated intestinal/colonic steam cells and predicting drug response.
Glenn Bauman

Glenn Bauman

Radiation Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Centre. London Health Sciences Centre. Distinguished University Professor and Past Chair/Chief, Department of Oncology and Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Western University. Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute. Director of the CTCR.

Research Interests / Specializations: Image Guided Radiotherapy for CNS and GU cancers; Cancer Imaging; Clinical Trials.
Phillip Blanchette

Phillip Blanchette

MD. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Medicine. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre. Program Director, Undergraduate Medical Education (Oncology). Scientist, ICES Western

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical: breast and lung cancer. Research: health services research focusing on cancer clinical outcomes, health equity and drug safety.
Nathalie Berube

Nathalie Berube

PhD; Biochemistry, Pediatrics

Research Interests / Specializations: Animal models of disease; Genetic mutations linked to brain tumors; Epigenetics
Michael  Boffa

Michael Boffa

PhD. Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Studying structure/function relationships in TAFI, using molecular biological and protein biochemical approaches.
Muriel Brackstone

Muriel Brackstone

MD. PhD. Surgical Oncology (General Surgery); Medical Director, London Breast Care Clinic, SJHC; Director, London Tumour Biobank; Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute; Professor, Department of Surgery, and Oncology.

Research Interests / Specializations: Neoadjuvant Breast Cancer Window of Opportunity Trials, Clinical Trials with Biospecimen Correlative Translational Trials, Oncoplastic Surgery Techniques, Young Women and Breast Cancer, Locally Advanced Breast Cancer, Immunotherapy in Breast Cancer, Immune Priming Neoadjuvant Radiation (SIGNAL Trial)
Daniel Breadner

Daniel Breadner

MSc, MD, FRCPC. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program. Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Canadian Cancer Trial Groups, Investigational New Drugs Executive Committee Member. LRCP Molecular Tumour Board Chair.

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical: Thoracic and Gastrointestinal. Research: Clinical Research, Liquid Biopsies, Cancer Genomics/Targeted Therapy, Neoadjuvant and Window of Opportunity Treatment.
Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton

BSc, MSc, PhD (Otago), dBA. Associate Professor, Scientist, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery. Cross appointed, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Chair, Human Microbiome and Probiotics. Director, Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics. Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital.

Research Interests / Specializations: The xenobiotic metabolism of prostate cancer drugs and the role of the microbiome in immune therapy.
Jeffrey Carson

Jeffrey Carson

PhD; Imaging Scientist, Imaging Program, Lawson Health Research Institute Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Photoacoustic Imaging, Breast Surgery.
Matthew Cecchini

Matthew Cecchini

MD. PhD. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Department of Oncology. Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Pulmonary pathology, head and neck pathology, molecular pathology and digital pathology, post-graduate medical education.
Lisa  Cechetto

Lisa Cechetto

Executive Director of WORLDDiscoveries at Western University

Joseph Chin

Joseph Chin

MD, FRCPC; Division of Urology, Chief, Surgical Oncology, LHSC

Research Interests / Specializations: Prostate Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cryosurgery, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Therapy
Seth Climans

Seth Climans

MD. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Neuro-Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Program.

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical Trials for Primary Brain Tumors. Targeted Therapies for Adolescent and Young Adult Glioma. Using Health Administrative Databases to answer Clinical neuro-oncology questions. Ethics and Palliative Care in Neuro-Oncology.
Derek W.  Cool.

Derek W. Cool.

MD. PhD. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, and Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Interventional Radiologist, London Health Sciences Centre.

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical Interests: Genitourinary and Oncology Interventions (prostate embolization for BPH, prostate cancer focal therapy, and renal cancer ablation). Research Interests: Medical Device Design, Image Fusion Technology to Map Pre-Operative to Intra-Operative Images to Enchance Minimally-Invasive Therapies.
Gregory A. Dekaban

Gregory A. Dekaban

Acting Chair and Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Western University. Scientist, BioTherapeutics Research Laboratory Director, Molecular Medicine, Robarts Research Institute.

Research Interests / Specializations: Immunotherapy, Cancer vaccines, Cell tracking using MRI Movember Discovery
Rodney Dekoter

Rodney Dekoter

PhD; Associate Professor Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests / Specializations: Acute myeloid leukemia, childhood leukemia, transcriptional regulation
Fred Dick

Fred Dick

PhD. Professor of Pathology, and Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Distinguished Scientist, London Regional Cancer Program. Scientist, Children's Health Research Institute. Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute. Director, London Regional Transgenic and Gene Targeting Facility.

Research Interests / Specializations: Cancer genetics, genome instability, cancer dormancy, therapeutic resistance.
Robert Dinniwell

Robert Dinniwell

MD, MSc, MScCH (HPTE), FRCPC, CIP

Research Interests / Specializations: Division Chair of Radiation Oncology, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.
Gabriel DiMattia

Gabriel DiMattia

PhD Biochemistry, Interim Director, Cancer Research Laboratory Program, Oncology (Experimental) Associate Professor; Senior Oncology Scientist, London Regional Cancer Program

Research Interests / Specializations: Ovarian Cancer: epigenetic control of cell viability; hypoxia effects on the epigenome; cancer initiating cells
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Vanessa Dumeaux

Vanessa Dumeaux

PharmD, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Principal Investigator.

Research Interests / Specializations: Systems biology of breast cancer, RNA-based biomarker signatures in blood.