Cancer Research Laboratory Program


The Cancer Research Laboratory Program (CRLP) is located on the fourth floor of the London Regional Cancer Program & Victoria Research Laboratory within the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). The CRLP provides cancer research facilities to London Ontario researchers and physicians; all with expertise in the field of oncology.

The CRLP is a state-of-the-art facility and is a translational science enterprise moving clinically relevant laboratory discoveries to the clinic. The Gerald C. Baines Centre for Translational Cancer Research located on the third floor of the LRCP, hosts its clinical trials group. The oncology outpatients clinics are located on the first and second floor of the LRCP.

The CRLP researchers work in collaboration with faculty from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's Department of Oncology, as well as researchers from the Lawson's Health Research Institute and Research Western. Each CRLP member is focused on enhancing our knowledge of specific cancers with the overarching goal of developing new cancer treatments and detection strategies.  

The Cancer Research Laboratory Program is home to the following 7 research units

Breast Cancer Canada Translational Research Unit
Gastrointestinal & Pancreatic Cancer Translational Research Program
Metastasis Translational Cancer Research Team
Translational Head and Neck Cancer Research Unit
Translational Immuno-Oncology Research Group
Translational Ovarian Cancer Research Group
Translational Prostate Cancer Research Group

The CRLP is managed by its Interim Director, Dr. Gabriel DiMattia and currently houses 17 Principal Investigators, numerous graduate students at the M.Sc. and PhD. levels, Western University undergraduate students, laboratory and administrative staff.  Please select a photo below to be directed to the respective Principal Investigator's laboratory or email address

Alison Allan, PhD.Dr. Samuel AsfahaNatalie Berube, PhD.
 Chris Pin, PhD.Trevor Shepherd, PhD.Joe Torchia, PhD.
 Eva Turley, PhD.