/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - The Terry Fox Research Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Joined By Health Minister Jane Philpott, Will Announce New Precision Medicine Initiative To Mark World Cancer Day/

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - To mark World Cancer Day (February 4), The Terry Fox Research Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and BC Cancer Agency will make a joint announcement about a new initiative in precision medicine that will benefit cancer patients across Canada and around the world. Federal health minister Dr. Jane Philpott, MP Pam Damoff will participate, along with leaders of the three organizations.  

When:   

Friday, February 3, 2017

Time:             

12:35-1:35 p.m.

Where:          

7th Floor Research Atrium, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


610 University Avenue, Toronto ON M5G 2M9



Speakers Include:    

Dr. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health


Dr. Victor Ling, President, Terry Fox Research Institute


Dr. Rama Khokha, Interim Research Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


Dr. Malcolm Moore, President, BC Cancer Agency


Pam Damoff, MP for Oakville North-Burlington


Adam Green, Cancer Survivor, Terry Fox Foundation


Dr. François Bénard, Vice-President Research, BC Cancer Agency


Dr. Lillian Siu, Senior Medical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

 

SOURCE Terry Fox Research Institute

For further information: Media contacts: Jane Finlayson, UHN Senior Public Affairs Advisor, jane.finlayson@uhn.ca, 416-946-2846; Pamela Gole, Communications, BC Cancer Agency, pamela.gole@bccancer.bc.ca, 604-877-6282; Kelly Curwin, TFRI Chief Communications Officer, kcurwin@tfri.ca, 778-237-8158

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