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., C. Mgr.

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

Robert Paproski, PhD

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

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David Bond, PhD

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

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Arun Raturi, PhD

Research Associate, 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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Konstantin Stoletov, PhD

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

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Geoffrey Gotto, MD

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

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Anais Medina Martin, PhD

Clinical Research Coordinator, APCaRI, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta Anaïs […]

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Dean Ruether, MD FRCSC

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

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Scott North, MD, FRCPC, MHPE

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

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Tatiana Ketova

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Doug Brown

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

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Farshid Siadat, MD, FRCPC

Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University […]

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Lian Willetts, PhD

Instructor, Cummings School of Medicine, University of Canada Dr. Willets […]

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Morley Hollenberg Research Group

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

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Lorraine Shack, PhD

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

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Trafford Crump, PhD

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

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Matthew Parliament, MD, FRCPC

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

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Jack Tuszynski Research Group

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

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Carla Prado, PhD, RD

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

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Jackson Wu, MSc, MD, FRCP

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

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Tarek Bismar Research Group

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

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Gane Ka-Shu Wong Research Group

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

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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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Loradel Mendoza

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

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Desmond Pink, PhD

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

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Michael Kolinsky, PhD, MD

Dr. Michael Kolinsky is a PhD and MD in Edmonton, […]

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Sunita Ghosh, PhD

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

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Shanna Arnold, PhD

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

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Srijan Raha

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

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Reda Alhajj, PhD

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

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Adam Kinnaird, MD PhD FRCSC

Adam Kinnaird is a Surgeon, Scientist, and the Frank and […]

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Trushar Patel Research Group

Assistant Professor Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute, University of […]

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Paul Boutros, PhD

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

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Bimal Bhindi, MD, CM, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Bimal Bhindi is a urologic oncologist at the Southern […]

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Alexander Tamm MD (STIR), FRCPC (Diagnostic Radiology), FRCPC (Nuclear Medicine)

Dr. Tamm completed his undergraduate degree (2010), medical degree with […]

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Michael Chetner, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

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

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Michael Mengel, MD

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

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Russ Greiner, PhD

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

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Benjamin Adam, MD

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

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Karen A. Kopciuk, PhD

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

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Gerald Todd, MD FRCS(c) DABU

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

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Katie Hebron

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

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Nawaid Usmani, MD, FRCPC

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

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Kiril Trpkov, MD, FRCPC

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

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Lauren Walker, PhD, RPsych

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

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Peter Venner, MD, FRCPC

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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ClarityDX Prostate clinical study expanding to the United States

Oct 8, 2019: APCaRI and Nanostics Inc. are excited to announce the opening of the first recruitment site in the US for the ClarityDX Prostate clinical validation study with Century Clinical Research Inc., based in Daytona Beach, Florida. ClarityDX Prostate is a novel liquid biopsy test for the early diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer.

The clinical validation study targets the recruitment of 2,800 patients with elevated levels of PSA. Therefore, US recruitment will significantly accelerate the clinical study timeline and increase patient cohort diversity.

Funding support to include US patients comes from the Bird Dogs for Prostate Cancer Research, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Alberta Innovates-ASBIRI program and the University of Alberta. The US and Canadian study samples will continue to be processed in partnership with DynaLIFE Medical Labs in Edmonton, Alberta.

“We’re very happy to partner with Century Clinical Research to recruit US men to our study,” John Lewis, CEO of Nanostics said, “the Florida recruitment site will help us increase the regional diversity of our cohort and strengthen the results of our ClarityDX Prostate study, ultimately, allowing us to make the test available to men across North America.”

“Our extensive clinical trial research experience and diverse patient population in Daytona Beach makes us a perfect partner…” said Thomas Gaskin, Vice-President & CFO of Century Clinical Research, Inc., “we look forward to working with Nanostics to develop their ClarityDX Prostate test to help improve prostate cancer outcomes.”

Implementing ClarityDX Prostate may eliminate up to 600,000 unnecessary biopsies, 24,000 hospitalizations and up to 50% of unnecessary treatments for prostate cancer in North America. This equates to a projected $1.4B per year in cost savings to healthcare and a dramatic impact on the healthcare experience and quality of life for men.

About Century Clinical Research, Inc.
Century Clinical Research, Inc. has over ten years of clinical research experience in multiple specialties, including hematology and oncology. Our staff has completed numerous industry-sponsored clinical trials in phases II-IV and has an excellent track record in quality completion of critical trials. Century Clinical Research, Inc. offers a full research infrastructure and our research staff has been trained in electronic data capture with multiple sponsors. We use a computerized clinical research program for tracking study participation and regulatory documents.
Website: https://www.centuryclinical.com/century_clinical_research.html

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