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.  


Friday, February 3, 2017


12:35-1:35 p.m.


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

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For further information: Media contacts: Jane Finlayson, UHN Senior Public Affairs Advisor,, 416-946-2846; Pamela Gole, Communications, BC Cancer Agency,, 604-877-6282; Kelly Curwin, TFRI Chief Communications Officer,, 778-237-8158


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