On December 29, 2017, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among them, is Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer, who is appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. Eisenhauer is being recognized for her extensive research contributions and leadership within the field of clinical cancer care in Canada. We applaud this well-deserved recognition!
The fifth biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference will be held November 2-5, 2019, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance will once again bring together the cancer research community for an agenda spanning the research spectrum. Remember to save the date in your calendars!
This year's CCRC awards were presented at the 2017 Canadian Cancer Research Conference, which was held from November 5 to 7, 2017 in Vancouver. Recipients were: Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer (Queen's University) who received the Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research award, Dr. John Bell (University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital) and Dr. Marco Marra (The University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency) who received the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award, Dr. Eduardo Franco (McGill University) who received the Distinguished Service to Cancer Research award, and Dr. Michael A.S. Jewett (University of Toronto and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) and Ms. Judy Needham (Canadian Cancer Trials Group and Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network) who received the Exceptional Leadership in Patient Involvement in Cancer award. For more information, click here.
Drs. David Huntsman and Stephen Robbins co-chaired the very successful 2017 CCRC in Vancouver. It was a record-breaking event with over 1,084 registrants, of which 507 self-identified as trainees. There were 700 submitted abstracts and from these, 33 were selected for oral presentations and 600 were presented as posters. The meeting provided 25 concurrent sessions, the most of any previous conference. For the scientific program and more, visit the CCRC website.