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Janet Dancey, B.Sc, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Janet Dancey is Director, Clinical Translational Research NCIC Clinical Trials, Program Leader, High Impact Clinical Trials, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research; Chair, Experimental Therapeutics Network, Cancer Care Ontario; and Professor, Department of Oncology, Queen's University.

Among her duties are to coordinate translational research activities for the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and to foster and support translation research in clinical trials across the province of Ontario. Among her National and International activities, Chair, Biomarker Task Force for the Investigational Drug Steering Committee, Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP), US National Cancer Institute (US-NCI) and Member of the US-NCI Program for the Assessment of Clinical Cancer Tests. Prior to joining the Canadian Cancer Trials Group, Dr. Dancey was Associate Chief, Investigational Drug Branch, CTEP, US-NCI where she coordinated the development of over 200 phase 1-3 trials of experimental therapeutics, including trials of novel targeted agent combinations and biomarker studies. Dr. Dancey received her MD (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Ottawa and completed her residency training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the University of Toronto. In 1994-95, she was a research fellow with the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and continued her fellowship training at the Institut Gustave Roussy in France. Dr. Dancey has special expertise in new anti-cancer drug development, linking drug and biomarker development, and associated clinical trials methodology. She is the author of co-author of over 100 publications in peer-review journals, 100 abstracts presented at scientific meetings and 15 book chapters. She has been an invited speaker at numerous local, national and international meetings, and has been Chair for development therapeutics and biomarker sessions for ASCO and AACR Annual Meetings, and EORTC-NCI-AACR Molecular Targets Meetings.

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