Interdisciplinary Oncology

Interdisciplinary Oncology offers advanced study and research in a variety of fields relating to oncology. The focus on interdisciplinarity is accomplished through a breadth of coverage in the following disciplines: molecular and cellular biology, genetics, biophysics, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical sciences, radiological sciences, immunology, socio-behavioural studies, and epidemiology.

 

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Faculty Members in Interdisciplinary Oncology

Name Research Interests
Aparicio, Samuel Breast cancer, genome sequencing
Bally, Marcel Bertran Pancreas centre
Baumbusch, Jennifer long-term residential care, family caregiving, Intellectual Disability, nursing care of older adults
Benard, Francois Medical isotopes Radioisotopes Nuclear Medicine Cancer Imaging Molecular imaging of cancer Radionuclide therapy, Cancer division, radiology, pancreas centre
Bennewith, Kevin Oncology; Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology; Cancer research; Solid tumour microenvironment; Hypoxia; Metastasis research; Pre-metastatic niche; Targeting hypoxic tumour cells in therapy; Radiation biology
Brooks-Wilson, Angela Bioinformatics; Clinical oncology; Genetic medicine; Genomics; cancer families; cancer genetics; genetic susceptibility; human genetics; longevity; Super seniors
Brown, Carolyn Janet Bioinformatics; Clinical oncology; Genetic medicine; Genomics; Health counselling; Applied Genetics; Chromosomes: Structure / Organization; DNA methylation; Epigenetic control of gene expression; Gene Regulation and Expression; Genes escaping X-chromosome inactivation; Long non-coding RNAs; X-chromosome inactivation; XIST RNA
Campbell, Kristin Clinical oncology; Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Biomarkers; Breast Cancer; Exercise Physiology; oncology; physical function; Physiology; Quality of Life and Aging; rehabilitation
Cox, Michael genetic testing, experiences of hereditary risk, social and ethical implications of genetics, interpersonal and family communication, qualitative research, narrative and story, Prostate cancer
Daugaard, Mads Clinical oncology; Pathology (except oral pathology); Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Cancer biology; Cancer diagnostics; Cancer therapy; Cell Signaling and Cancer; Cell Therapy of Cancer; Chemotherapy; DNA damage response pathways; glycobiology; Immunotherapy; Radiotherapy; Stress and Cancer; Stress signalling in cancer
Dedhar, Shoukat molecular biology, molecular biology as it relates to disease; developing new theraputics for cancer; how brain cells (neurons)make connections, therapeutics for cancer; molecular genetics and cancer; medical research, cancer, inflammatory diseases, cariovascular diseases, Cellular proteins, extracellular martrix, integrins, signal transduction, calreticulin, protein kinase, gene expression, cell differentiation
Dong, Xuesen Clinical oncology; Endocrine Regulation; Gene Regulation and Expression; Hormone Dependent Cancers; Prematurity; Prostate Cancer
Drew, Yvette
Eaves, Constance Jean Normal and leukemic stem cells, normal and malignant breast stem cells
Evgin, Laura
Garnis, Catherine Cancer biology; Tumor progression; Oral premalignant lesions; Head and neck cancer; RNA biology, microRNAs; Alternative splicing; Biomarkers
Gleave, Martin Infectious diseases, interdisciplinary oncology, prostate
Haase, Kristen Nursing, n.e.c.; oncology; Older Adults; Geriatric oncology; Health systems research; Mixed Methods Research; Qualitative research; Self-management; E-health
Hay, Kevin
Hieter, Philip Molecular biology of eukaryotic chromosome transmission
Hirst, Martin Bioinformatics; Clinical oncology; Genomics; Immunology; Microbiology; Carcinogenesis; Cellular Differentiation; Epigenomics; Leukemia; Molecular Genetics
Holt, Robert Immunogenetics, Metagenomics - Infectious agents in Cancer, Cancer Genomes, Neurobiology, DNA Sequencing
Howard, Fuchsia health service needs of vulnerable, high-risk survivors of acute life-threatening illness, specifically, cancer survivors and survivors of critical illnesses; hereditary cancer prevention and risk management and psychosocial and ethnocultural factors that shape health and illness experiences
Huntsman, David Corporate Law; Contracts; Competition Law; legal history
Jiang, Xiaoyan Cancer drug development and therapeutics; Basic and translational leukemia research; Leukemic stem cell biology; Gene regulation; Drug resistance; Proteomics; Immunotherapy
Jones, Steven J Bioinformatics, genome science, mutations, cancer progression
Karsan, Aly Hematological tumours; Cancer molecular targets; Leukemia; Hematopoiesis; Genomics and epigenomics; Noncoding RNAs; Aging
Kitts, David Food chemistry and toxicology, cellular and molecular mechanism, oncology
Kuchenbauer, Florian stem cell transplantation; translational leukemia research; treatment of patients with hematological diseases; physiology of normal and malignant hematopoiesis
Lam, Wan Cancer progression; Genome biology; Epigenetics; Molecular Systems Biology; Lung Cancer; Technology Development
Lam, Stephen C Lung cancer, optical imaging, tomography, spectroscopy
Lee, Tim Computing; Early Cancer Detection; Epidemiologic Research on Skin Cancer
Lin, Kuo-Shyan development of radiotracers for applications in oncology and neuroscience, development of radiolabeled 2-arylbenzothiazoles for imaging amyloid plaques in the brain of Alzheimer's disease patients, development of radiolabeled bioactive molecules for cancer imaging
Lockwood, William Cancer; Genetics; genomics; Proteomics; Lung cancer; drug discovery; Oncogene signaling; Immune response
Loree, Jonathan
Lovato, Chris Health promotion, population health and program evaluation, impact of health programs and policies, particularly in the areas of cancer prevention and health services
Marra, Marco Genomics; Bioinformatics, n.e.c.; Epigenetics and epigenomics; Genetics, n.e.c.; Cancer genetics; Genetics; Epigenomics; Cancer biology
McNagny, Kelly Marshall Cellular immunology; Regenerative medicine (including stem cells and tissue engineering); Stem Cells; Immunology; Inflammation; Mouse models of human disease; Tissue degeneration/regeneration; Cancer; innate immune response; kidney function; Biologics and therapeutics
Morin, Gregg Proteomics, protein-protein interactions, protein isoform function, alternative splicing
Murphy, Rachel Clinical oncology; Health sciences; Human nutrition and dietetics; Public and population health; Aging; Cancer prevention; Community Health / Public Health; Nutrition; Nutrition and Cancer; Obesity
Nelson, Brad Clinical oncology; Genetic medicine; Cancer immunology and immunotherapy; Cell Therapy of Cancer; Cell therapies; Clinical trials; Oncolytic viruses; T cell engineering
Nielsen, Torsten Clinical oncology; Pathology (except oral pathology); Biomarker development; Breast Cancer; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Cancer of the Musculoskeletal System; Clinical trials; Epigenomics; Experimental Therapeutics; Immuno-oncology; Tissue-based diagnostic technologies; Translational research
Olson, Robert Clinical oncology; Radiotherapy; Head and Neck Cancer; Breast Cancer; Lung cancer; Epidemiology; Community Health / Public Health; Social Determinants of Cancer; Clinical trials; health services delivery; patient reported outcomes; stereotactic radiotherapy
Ong, Christopher Prostate cancer growth; Treatment resistance; Cell signalling pathways; SEMA3C
Rahmim, Arman Clinical oncology; Medical physics; Physical sciences; Image Reconstruction; Machine learning and radiomics; medical physics; Molecular imaging; Quantitative Imaging; Theranostics
Renouf, Daniel
Roskelley, Calvin Breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Sadar, Marianne
Schaeffer, David Clinical oncology; Pathology (except oral pathology); Bioinformatics; cancer genetics; Cancer biology; Genomic rearrangements; genomics; Pancreas; Pathology; patient derived models
Schaffer, Paul Positron Emission Tomography Imaging
 
 

Student & Alumni Stories in Interdisciplinary Oncology

Erin Marshall

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Oncology (PhD)
Karama Asleh, UBC graduate student, Interdisciplinary Oncology

Karama Asleh

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Oncology (PhD)
 
 

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