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Canadian Cancer Trials Group Recognition Awards

We are pleased to let you know the recipients of this year's Canadian Cancer Trials Group Recognition Awards:

Joseph Pater Founder's Award for Excellence in Clinical Trials Research, which recognizes an investigator whose leadership and body of work has contributed to significant advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer.

2015 Recipients:
Dr. Michael Brundage, Queen's University, Kingston
Dr. Frances Shepherd, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto


Ralph Meyer Phase III Young Investigator Award, which recognizes an exceptional MD, fellow, or PhD, within 7 years of certification / first faculty appointment or current fellow who has either spent time at Canadian Cancer Trials Group's Central Office, worked on Phase III projects with Disease Site Committees / Endpoint Committees / Working Groups, or who has contributed significantly to the conduct of a Phase III trial at a centre.

2015 Recipient:
Dr. Matthew Cheung, Odette Cancer Research, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto


Elizabeth Eisenhauer Early Drug Development Young Investigator Award, which is presented annually to an exceptional MD, fellow, or PhD, within 7 years of certification / first faculty appointment, or current fellow who has either spent time at Canadian Cancer Trials Group's Central Office, worked on projects with the Investigational New Drug Program, or who has contributed significantly to the conduct of an IND trial at a centre.

2015 Recipient:
Dr. Penny Bradbury, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto


Investigational New Drug Program Team Award presented to a non-MD team of clinical research associates, nurses, pharmacists and others who participated in any Canadian Cancer Trials Group IND clinical trial to acknowledge their efforts and dedication to the success of clinical trials.

2015 Recipients:
IND.211 and IND.215 Teams - Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Kendra Christink, Michelle McWilliam, Matt Fish, Lisa Turriff, Amy Henderson, Lisa MacMullin, Femina Kanji, Nancy Drummond-Ivars, Kathy Lebreux, Maria Lalonde, Lise Thaw, Ruth Simpson, Lena McAleer, Emma Webster, Sharon Kelly, Garth Nicholas


Phase III Program Team Award presented to individual trial teams from Canadian member centres to acknowledge their efforts and dedication to the success of clinical trials.

2015 Recipients:
NEC.3 - Dr. Leon-Richard Oncology Centre
Gisele Bernard, Bernise Gaudet, Karine Morin, Joanne Rockburn, Brigitte Sonier-Ferguson, Nancy Halle and Pharmacy Team, Ali Benjelloun, Skander Ghedira, Eve St-Hilaire, Pierre Whitlock

BL.12 - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Jill Sheedy, Mary Beth Zavitz, Laurie Adams, Soo Chin, Maria Schlag, Nanthini Tharahan, Leslie Duncan & Pharmacy Team, Vanessa Speers & Correlative Team, Sujata Pokhrel, Anna Malik


Recipients will be presented with a glass award and certificate(s) at the Plenary Session and Recognition Awards Ceremony at Spring Meeting scheduled for Friday, May 1 from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Congratulations to the 2015 award recipients!!