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EXECUTIVES & FACULTY

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Peter Black

Professor of Urologic Sciences

Dr. Peter Black is a Senior Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He has a translational research interest in bladder cancer with a focus on resistance to chemotherapy and immunotherapy and the development of novel targeted therapies to overcome resistance.

Dr. Black is Surgical Oncology Co-Chair of the NCI Bladder Cancer Task Force and Chair of the AUA Research Grants & Investigator Support Committee. He is Chair of the Canadian Bladder Cancer Network and General Secretary of the International Bladder Cancer Network. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Société Internationale d’Urologie Journal.

Christian Kollmannsberger, MD, FRCPC

BCGU CHAIR

M.D. Technical University of Munich, Germany 1995
Internal Medicine, University of Tuebingen 2001
Hematology/Oncology, University of Tuebingen, 2003
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada 2008

Christian Kollmannsberger, MD, FRCPC, is staff medical oncologist at the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) Vancouver Cancer Centre and Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia. He graduated from the Technical University in Munich, Germany and received his clinical training in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, mainly at University of Tuebingen, Germany.

Dr. Kollmannsberger's research is concentrated on genitourinary malignancies with a special interest in testicular and renal cell cancer. His research is focused on the investigation of mechanisms of treatment resistance, the development of novel treatment options and biomarkers, including miRNA-371/375 and others for testicular cancer.

Nationally and internationally, he has contributed to numerous trials in the field of renal cell carcinoma and testicular cancer. He has repeatedly served as faculty and member of the education/scientific committee for the Annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, and the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).

Currently, Dr. Kollmannsberger serves as chair of the BC Cancer Provincial Genitourinary Tumor Group, chair for the Genitourinary Systemic Therapy Clinical Trials Unit at BC Cancer Vancouver Centre, chair for the Canadian Clinical Trials Group Testis Cancer Disease Oriented Group, and member of the Canadian Clinical Trials Group Kidney Cancer Disease Oriented Group.

Krista Noonan, MD

Medical Oncologist

Dr. Krista Noonan is a medical oncologist specializing in genitourinary and thoracic malignancies at BC Cancer, Surrey Centre and a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia. She is the BC GU Systemic Chair. She received a BSc in Biochemistry and an MD from Memorial University, Newfoundland in 2008 followed by a residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Noonan subsequently completed her Medical Oncology and Thoracic Oncology fellowships at the BC Cancer Vancouver, as well as a diploma in Clinical Epidemiology from Memorial University. She enjoys teaching a mentoring students and residents. Her research interests’ focus are in genitourinary and thoracic malignancies and health services research.

Jack Zheng, MD

Radiation Oncologist

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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Soha Attalah, MSc, PhD, FRCPC

Radiation Oncology

BC Cancer Agency
Medical RO Lead of Clinical Trial Unit
Spine SABR Lead
Vancouver Island

Richard Gagnon, MD, FRCPC

Medical Oncology

Medical Oncologist with focus on treatment of GU, gynecological and breast malignancies. Completed medical school at the University of Ottawa Francophone program and specialty training at the University of Calgary

Nathan Hoag

Urology

Clinical Associate Professor,
Department of Urologic Sciences,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver BC

Dr. Hoag completed urology residency at UBC, followed by a 2-year fellowship in voiding dysfunction and reconstructive urology in Melbourne, Australia.

He practices in Victoria, BC. He is a clinical associate professor with UBC Dept. of Urologic Sciences.

He is the current President of the BC Urological Society.

Alexander Lee, MD, MSc, FRCPSC

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

I went to McMaster University, and Western University. I completed my surgical training at Western University & the London Health Sciences Centre in Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. I was a Trauma Team Leader at the London Health Sciences Centre. In January 2017, I came to Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the University of British Columbia (UBC). I was the Postgraduate Education Program Director for Thoracic Surgery at UBC (2017-2022).

I received the A.D. Forward Postgraduate Teaching Award for Outstanding Surgical Teaching & Education, in 2018. In 2019, I became the Program Director for the Surgical Foundations Program, Surgery, UBC. In December 2020, I was elected President of the BC Chest Surgery Association. In 2023, I joined the Cardiovascular & Thoracic Division at St. Paul's, and I am part of the heart and lung transplant team.

Iain McAuley, FRCSC

Urology

Urologist,
Victoria, BC

Lucia Nappi, MD, PhD

Clinician Scientist

Associate Professor, Urologic Sciences,
University of British Columbia
Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate
Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer
Vancouver, BC
She is an assistant professor in the department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia and a senior research scientist at the Vancouver Prostate and works as medical oncologist in the GU group at the BC Cancer in Vancouver.
Her main research focus involves discovery and validation of biomarkers in GU cancers, mainly in prostate and testis cancer patients.
She has got several grants and awards including the Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator award and the Michael Smith Foundation Health Professional Investigator award (2020), the operational CIHR grant in 2021, a R01/R37 NIH grant and the career development award from the US department of defense (2022).
She is the vice-chair of the SWOG Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) committee and the co-chair of the international SWOG- S1823 cohort study and the chair of the Canadian GCC.1 equivalent study through the Canadian Cancers Trial Group (CCTGG).

Howard Pai, MD, FRCPC

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncologist at BC Cancer - Victoria
Clinical Associate Professor, Dept Surgery, UBC Medicine

Hamid Raziee

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer Kelowna
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Surgery

Hamid Raziee is a Radiation Oncologist in BC Cancer, Kelowna. He has an interest in quality improvement in health services, and in patient outcome research in Radiation Oncology. He completed a Gynecology Radiation Oncology Research Fellowship at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre focusing on brachytherapy.

His practice in Kelowna includes treating patients with genitourinary, gynecological and breast cancers. He is particularly interested in improving patient outcome through the implementation of advanced brachytherapy and adaptive radiotherapy techniques for both gynecological and prostate cancers. Outside of professional life, he loves running, road biking, and exploring the beautiful nature of BC!

Marie-Pier St-Laurent, MD, FRCSC

Urology

Urologic-Oncology Fellow, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Marie-Pier St-Laurent is a young urologist who graduated from Laval University in Quebec City, where she did her medical degree and urology residency. She is completing a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at University of British-Columbia (UBC), with a research focus on urothelial carcinoma. She is interest in developing a career in translational and clinical trial research. Amongst other thing, she is currently developing a novel clinical trial concept for active surveillance and clinical restaging after completion of neoadjuvant therapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Aleksi Suo, BSc MBBS FRCPC

Medical Oncology

Clinical Associate Professor,
University of British Columbia
Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer
Surrey, BC

Dr. Aleksi Suo completed his undergraduate at UBC and attended medical school in New South Wales, Australia. He returned to Canada for residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and Medical Oncology at the University of Calgary. He is a medical oncologist at BC Cancer - Surrey and Clinical Assistant Professor with UBC.

Ryan Urban

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncologist,
BC Cancer,
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Ryan Urban is a radiation oncologist at BC Cancer - Vancouver on the GU and gyne teams. He is the program director of the UBC brachytherapy Area of Focused Competency fellowship program.

Simon Yu, M.D. FRCP(C)

Medical Oncology

Medical Oncologist,
Burnaby General Hospital
Ridge Meadows Hospital

Dr. Yu is a medical Oncologist practicing at Burnaby General Hospital and Ridge Meadows Hospital. He treats multiple solid tumor sites and select hematologic malignancies.

Jack Zheng

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer,
Abbotsford, BC

Dr. Jack Zheng graduated from UBC Medicine before completing his Radiation Oncology Residency at the University of Ottawa in 2020. This was followed by a brachytherapy fellowship at BC Cancer Kelowna. He is currently a radiation oncologist at BC Cancer Abbotsford with focus on GU, breast and gynecological malignancies. He currently serves as the GU radiation oncology lead.