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Our Team

We’d like to introduce you to our team:

Louise Parker

Dr. Louise Parker, Principal Investigator
Louise holds the Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia Division) Chair in Population Cancer Research and is a professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Dalhousie University. She came to Nova Scotia from the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom where she was founding Director of the Paediatric and Lifecourse Epidemiology Faculty Research Group, Head of Child Health, and Deputy Head of the School of Clinical Medical Sciences. Louise was also the Associate Director of Research and Development at the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in London. Her major research interests include investigation of the causes of childhood cancer, adverse pregnancy outcomes and lifelong influences on adult health. She has published more than 165 peer-reviewed research papers, served on the editorial boards of several major journals, and was editor in chief of Pediatric Hematology Oncology from 2000 to 2006.


David Hoskin

Dr. David W. Hoskin, Co-Principal Investigator
David is an immunologist who holds the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic Region Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research and is a professor of Pathology and of Microbiology & Immunology at Dalhousie University. His research interests include the mechanisms of tumor-induced immune suppression and the anticancer properties of naturally occurring substances that are found in fruits and vegetables.

Trevor Dummer

Dr. Trevor J.B. Dummer, Academic Director
Trevor is a health geographer whose current research focuses on the use of mapping and other geographic tools to understand the relationship between the environment and health, particularly related to cancer risk. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment with the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University and is a member of the Population Cancer Research Program at Dalhousie and of the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at the IWK Health Centre.

Eshwar Kumar

Dr. Eshwar Kumar
Dr. Eshwar Kumar has been Co-CEO of the New Brunswick Cancer Network, a division of the New Brunswick Department of Health since 2005.
He was Head of the Department of Oncology and Medical Director of the Oncology Program at the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation, Saint John, NB, from June 1994 – March 2009. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Dalhousie University, Halifax.
A graduate of St Johns Medical College at Bangalore University, India, he obtained his Fellowship in Radiotherapy and Oncology from the Royal College of Radiologists, London, UK in 1982. He has been practicing as a Radiation Oncologist in Saint John, New Brunswick since 1984 with a special interest in the management of breast cancer, lymphomas, GU cancer and thyroid cancer.
He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies and was New Brunswick's representative on the governing council of the Canadian Strategy and Cancer Control. He also serves as a surveyor for Accreditation Canada.
He has been an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society for over sixteen years and was the President of the New Brunswick division from 2007 - 2009. He has been on the National Board of the Canadian Cancer Society for the last six years.

Réjean Savoie

Dr Réjean Savoie
Dr. Réjean Savoie has been Co-CEO of the New Brunswick Cancer Network since 2005, and Provincial Coordinator of the clinical and specialty rotations for the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick (NB Medical School - Francophone Program).
A recognized professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke, Dr. Savoie is a Gynecological Oncologist at the Dr. Leon Richard Oncology Centre in Moncton where he has practiced for the past thirteen years.

   

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