MONTREAL, April 4, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec wishes to congratulate Dr. Gerald Batist on being named a Member of the Order of Canada and a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec.
This is a dual recognition is amply deserved for Dr. Batist who serves not only as the Co-Director of the Quebec Clinical Oncology Research Consortium and Director of the Segal Cancer Center at the Jewish General Hospital, but also continues to contribute in the field of cancer treatment as a professor, researcher, oncologist practitioner and senior executive.
Dr. Batist's international reputation in the field of cancer research is well established.
Upon his appointment to the Order of Canada, Dr. Batist was recognized for "his advances in applying personalized medicine to cancer treatment, and for his leadership in creating research networks in his field". As a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec, Dr. Batist was further recognized for being one of the founders of clinical oncology in the province and for his commitment to patient support and best practices.
We would particularly like to acknowledge Dr. Batist's support and generous involvement in the improvement and development of the scientific activities of the Coalition Priorité Cancer du Québec. For the past few years, Dr. Batist has volunteered as a medical advisor to the Coalition and has been instrumental in promoting the mission and vision of the Coalition to be a strong voice for people affected by cancer. Patients and their families are always at heart of Dr. Batist's endeavours, leading him to lend his expertise to the advancement of cancer treatment services, whether in the public health system, through collaborations and partnerships with non-profit organizations or through research groups. By integrating deep values of humanism, empathy and compassion into practice, Dr. Batist continues to have a unique and immeasurable impact on the field of cancer treatment. Given his incredible contributions, Dr. Batist's appointments to the prestigious ranks of the Order of Canada and the Ordre national du Québec are duly deserved.
About the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec
Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec was founded in 2001 to protect, support and give a strong voice to people affected by cancer (patients, survivors, informal caregivers, their families and their loved ones, as well as cancer-related community organizations and health professionals) and to help organize the fight against cancer. The Coalition supports the achievement of the mission of its community and volunteer members and patient's groups. Because of the contribution of these organizations and members, the Coalition's membership represents close to 2 million people.
See also: www.coaltioncancer.com
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