Meet Our Team

As a team, we are accelerating the transfer of research discoveries – more accurate biomarkers for diagnosis and outcome prediction and novel therapeutics – from the “bench to the bedside” to make an impact on those living with cancer. Whether new discoveries begin at the bedside or the bench, our group is focused on understanding and ultimately improving the diagnosis and management of aggressive prostate cancer. Our multi-disciplinary group of more than 200 prostate cancer scientists, physicians, trainees and healthcare employees from five leading Alberta health research institutions are working with an international collaborative network to achieve our translational research goals – to make a meaningful impact on health policy and the outcomes of patients living with prostate cancer.

Catalina Vasquez, MSc.

Program Director, APCaRI, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta View Profile

John D. Lewis Research Group

Department of Experimental Oncology University of Alberta View Profile

Bryan Donnelly, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Calgary, Prostate Cancer Centre View Profile

Adrian Fairey, MD

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Alberta View Profile

Andries Zijlstra Research Group

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Department of Cancer Biology View Profile

Ronald Moore Research Group

Department of Surgery and Oncology, University of Alberta View Profile

Hans Vogel Research Group

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary View Profile

Eric Hyndman, MD, PhD

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Frank Wuest Research Group

Oncologic Imaging, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta View Profile

Karen A. Kopciuk, PhD

Research Scientist at Alberta Health Services, Department of Population Health […]

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David Broadhurst, PhD

Assistant Professor, Applied Biostatistician University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Dr. […]

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Yuliya Kulchytska, BSc.

APCaRI Clinical Data Entry Clerk, Northern Alberta Urology Clinic, Edmonton, […]

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Trafford Crump, PhD

Manager, Alberta Prostate Cancer Registry, Prostate Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB […]

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Gerald Todd, MD FRCS(c) DABU

Urologist University of Alberta, Alberta Urology Institute, Edmonton, AB Dr. […]

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Tarek Bismar Research Group

Pathologist, Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB […]

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David Bond, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Doug Brown

Graduate (Ph.D.) Student, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, […]

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Desmond Pink, PhD

Research Associate, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Deborah Sosnowski

Laboratory Technician, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Jackson Wu, MSc, MD, FRCP

Radiation Oncologist, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology University […]

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Tatiana Ketova

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Brita Danielson, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta […]

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Russ Greiner, PhD

Professor and founding Scientific Director of the Alberta Innovates Centre […]

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Cody Deman, BA

APCaRI Lead Project Coordinator, Prostate Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB Cody […]

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Dean Ruether, MD FRCSC

Medical Oncologist University of Calgary, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, […]

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Reda Alhajj, PhD

Bioinformatics, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Alberta […]

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Geoffrey Gotto, MD

Urologist, Assistant Professor Urologic Oncology, University of Calgary Dr. Gotto […]

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Paul Boutros, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, the Ontario Institute for Cancer […]

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Lian Willetts, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Katia Carmine-Simmen, PhD

Research Associate and Lab Manager, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department […]

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Matthew Parliament, MD, FRCPC

Radiation Oncologist, Full Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, […]

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Michael Mengel, MD

Pathologist, Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University […]

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Anais Medina Martin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Carla Prado, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University […]

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Gane Ka-Shu Wong Research Group

Professor Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Medicine, […]

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Sunita Ghosh, PhD

Biostatistician, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, University of […]

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Robert Paproski, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory and Dr. Roger Zemp […]

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Arun Raturi, PhD

Research Associate, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Shanna Arnold, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Zijlstra’s Lab, Vanderbilt University Dr. Arnold started […]

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Nawaid Usmani, MD, FRCPC

Radiation Oncologist, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, […]

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Benjamin Adam, MD

Anatomical Pathology Resident, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University […]

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Katie Hebron

Graduate Student at Dr. Zijlstra’s Lab, Vanderbilt University Kate began […]

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Ruth Freer-Fazio

Clinical Research Coordinator, Alberta Urology Institute, Edmonton, AB Ruth is […]

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Michael Chetner, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Urologist, Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery University of Alberta, Alberta […]

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Jihane Mriouah, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Emma Woolner, MSc

Laboratory Technician, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Alisha Kadam, MSc

PhD Student Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Konstantin Stoletov, PhD

Research Associate, Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, University […]

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Loradel Mendoza

APCaRI Clinical Data Entry Clerk, Prostate Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta […]

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Lorraine Shack, PhD

Director of Cancer Surveillance and Reporting, C-MORE, Alberta Health Services, […]

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Jack Tuszynski Research Group

Allard Chair & Professor Experimental Oncology, Department of Oncology, Computational […]

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Srijan Raha

Graduate Student (M.Sc.), Dr. John Lewis Laboratory, Department of Oncology, […]

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Kiril Trpkov, MD, FRCPC

Pathologist, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine University of […]

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Morley Hollenberg Research Group

Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology University of Calgary, Calgary, […]

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Peter Venner, MD, FRCPC

Medical Oncologist, Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, University of Alberta, […]

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Scott North, MD, FRCPC, MHPE

Medical Oncologist, Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, University of Alberta, […]

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Madison Turk

APCaRI Clinical Research Assistant/Data Entry Clerk, Prostate Cancer Centre, Calgary, […]

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Juan Jovel, PhD

Research Associate, Dr. Gane Wong Research Group, Dr. Juan Jovel […]

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Lauren Walker, PhD, RPsych

Research Assistant Professor,  Department of Oncology, Division of Psychosocial Oncology, […]

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Russ Greiner’s Team “PC LEARN”, tied for 1st in the Prostate Cancer DREAM Challenge

Competing with 50 teams from around the world in the Prostate Cancer DREAM Challenge, University of Alberta’s PC LEARN team tied for 1st in one of the 3 sub-challenges
to predict the survival and toxicity of Docetaxel treatment in patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer!

“The DREAM Challenge was an exciting opportunity for us to apply machine learning to real medical data and possibly to contribute to medical research.” said lead PI and APCaRI member Russ Greiner.

The primary benefit of this Challenge will be to establish new quantitative benchmarks for prognostic modeling in mCRPC, with a potential impact for clinical decision making and ultimately understanding the mechanism of disease progression. https://www.synapse.org/#!Synapse:syn2813558/wiki/70844

- Russ Greiner

Our International Network of Partners

Meeting these ambitious goals will not be possible without the committed engagement of our many partners across Alberta, Canada and the World. Learn more about our Partners.