Survival: A Medical Memoir: From Drug Discovery To Clinical Cancer Trials

Survival: A Medical Memoir: From Drug Discovery To Clinical Cancer Trials

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BN ID: 2940157834418
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 03/30/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 606
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Lorne Brandes received his MD (cum laude) from the University of Western Ontario in 1968, and his Fellowship in Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Following his internship and first year of residency at Western, he was privileged to spend 1970-71 with chemotherapy pioneers, Drs. David Galton and Eve Wiltshaw, at the Royal Marsden Hospital (London). He then completed his training in hematology/oncology at the University of Manitoba under Dr. Lyonel Israels, one of Canada’s foremost hematologists and medical researchers. Dr. Brandes joined the Faculty of Medicine at U. of M. in 1975, where he rose through the ranks to become a tenured professor in the Department of Medicine and the Section of Hematology/Oncology at CancerCare Manitoba (previously known as the Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation). In addition to his oncology practice, he conducted laboratory research that resulted in a drug discovery that he took into human clinical cancer trials.

Over the years, he treated most types of cancer, but subsequently limited his practice to breast and prostate cancer. Until his retirement in September, 2015, he greatly enjoyed teaching the art and science of oncology to the many students and post-graduate physicians who rotated through his clinics.

An avid reader and lover of the arts, he plays classical piano and keeps up to date on medical science. From 2007 to 2012, he wrote health blogs for He and his wife, Jill, have two children and four grandchildren, all in Winnipeg.

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