Canadian Cancer Trials Group Bulletins


Dr. Ming-Sound Tsao

On May 9, 2012, Dr. Ming-Sound Tsao was awarded the Canadian Cancer Society's prestigious O. Harold Warwick Prize, which is given to a scientist whose research has had a major impact on cancer control in Canada.

Dr. Tsao is a pathologist-scientist at the University Health Network in Toronto where he holds the M. Qasim Choksi Chair in Lung Cancer Translational Research. Dr. Tsao is a Senior Scientist at the Campbell Family Institute for Cancer Research/Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital and Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He is Chair of the Pathology Committee of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and is the Chair of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CTG) Correlative Science Tumour Biology Committee.

Dr. Tsao's research has significantly advanced the understanding and use of molecular information to improve the treatment of lung cancer. His research team was among the first to define the role of molecular markers that may be used in selection of patients for new targeted anti-cancer drugs. His team has also identified gene signatures that may improve the prediction of outcome for early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients and identify patients who may benefit from post-surgery chemotherapy. He has made significant contributions to international collaborative efforts in the molecular characterization of lung cancer.

Please go to the Canadian Cancer Society's website at to see the complete announcement.

Congratulations Dr. Tsao!