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

Yuliya Kulchytska, BSc.

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

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Arun Raturi, PhD

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

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Michael Mengel, MD

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

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Matthew Parliament, MD, FRCPC

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

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Anais Medina Martin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow 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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Katie Hebron

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

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Desmond Pink, PhD

Research Associate, 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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Shanna Arnold, PhD

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

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Tarek Bismar Research Group

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

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Jihane Mriouah, PhD

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

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Scott North, MD, FRCPC, MHPE

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

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Gane Ka-Shu Wong Research Group

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

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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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Katia Carmine-Simmen, PhD

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

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Srijan Raha

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

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Michael Chetner, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

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

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David Broadhurst, PhD

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

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Robert Paproski, PhD

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

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Nawaid Usmani, MD, FRCPC

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

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Lorraine Shack, PhD

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

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Farshid Siadat, MD, FRCPC

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

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Peter Venner, MD, FRCPC

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

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Tatiana Ketova

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Madison Turk

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

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Karen A. Kopciuk, PhD

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

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Konstantin Stoletov, PhD

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

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Gerald Todd, MD FRCS(c) DABU

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

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Benjamin Adam, MD

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

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Jack Tuszynski Research Group

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

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Jackson Wu, MSc, MD, FRCP

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

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Carla Prado, PhD

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

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Morley Hollenberg Research Group

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

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Paul Boutros, PhD

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

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Trafford Crump, PhD

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

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Lauren Walker, PhD, RPsych

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

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Trushar Patel Research Group

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

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Russ Greiner, PhD

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

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Adam Kinnaird, MD PhD FRCSC

Urologic Surgeon I am a currently completing a one-of-a-kind fellowship […]

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Loradel Mendoza

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

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Lian Willetts, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, 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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Kiril Trpkov, MD, FRCPC

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

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Juan Jovel, PhD

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

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Doug Brown

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

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Sunita Ghosh, PhD

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

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David Bond, PhD

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

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The Alberta Prostate Cancer Biorepository is certified by CTRNet

APCaRI is committed to collecting, processing and storing the samples you donate with the highest quality standards and as a result, after evaluation of our processes, the CTRNet (Canadian Tissue Repository Network) awarded us with their certification.

CTRNet is a translational cancer research resource, funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, that furthers Canadian health research by linking cancer researchers with provincial tumour banks.

The benefits of working with CTRNet include:

  • The ability for researchers to search for quality controlled tissue samples from Canada’s leading tumour banks in one central location and for biobanks to display and make their biospecimens available for research users.
  • Learning opportunities in tissue handling, research design and relevant technology training and innovations.
  • Invitation to CTRNet workshops and conferences.
- Catalina Vasquez