Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Bernstein returned to Canada in 1974 to join the faculty of the Ontario Cancer Institute. In 1985, he was appointed to the new Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in...
2015 Inductee
Even at an early age, his dreams seemed bigger than his ability to achieve them. In Grade 8 he worked hard to make his school basketball team, and, despite his small size, accomplished the task....
2012 Inductee
Dr. Phil Gold was born in Montreal and has remained faithful to his native city for most of his life. A brilliant mind with a distinguished record of scientific achievement in immunology and cancer,...
2010 Inductee
One cannot fully appreciate the impact of Dr. Peters’ work without taking into account the challenges she faced as a female in an era when women were not universally accepted as scientists. To...
2010 Inductee
The world’s first non-commercial cobalt-60 therapy unit went into operation at the University of Saskatchewan in 1951 – the same year Dr. Fedoruk submitted her thesis in physics. Within ten years,...
2009 Inductee
Dr. Mak, through beautiful molecular approaches, discovered that T cells actually use an entirely different set of genes for antigen recognition. He showed that the T cell receptor for antigen was,...
2009 Inductee
Starting in 1931, the “McEachern Study Committee” reported to the CMA on the lack of national attention being given to cancer diagnosis and treatment in Canada. These problems included a shortage of...
2006 Inductee
Dr. Pawson's ground-breaking studies have focused on the signals that are transmitted between cells in the human body and how this forms a pattern of communication. By understanding cellular...
2006 Inductee
McCulloch received his MD from The University of Toronto in 1948. Upon graduation, he began his education in research at the Lister Institute in London, England. In 1957 he joined the newly formed...
2004 Inductee
Dr. Till completed his BSc and MSc in physics at the University of Saskatchewan, undertaking some of his early work with Dr. Harold Johns. His postdoctoral fellowship brought him to the University of...
2004 Inductee
Further research confirmed the effectiveness of this procedure and pointed the way to future projects. Between 1959 and 1964, Dr. Huggins and his colleagues in Chicago extended their research to...
2003 Inductee
The Cobalt-60 Beam Therapy Unit was a critical advancement in the fight against cancer and offered a treatment for deep-seeded tumours and cancer cells that previous low-energy x-ray technologies...
1998 Inductee

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