Research Advisory Council (RAC)


PCC is advised and counseled by a Research Advisory Council (RAC) that comprises prominent prostate cancer researchers. The role of RAC is to:
  • Synthesize the results of the peer review process and make recommendations for funding to senior PCC staff
  • Receive reports of the evaluation of PCC research programs and provide advice on the development of new programs and the ongoing improvements to existing programs
  • Lead the identification of strategic research areas that could be targeted with specific Requests For Applications
  • Evaluate the PCC peer review processes and recommend necessary enhancements on an ongoing basis
  • Recommend membership of peer review panels
  • Identify potential national and international opportunities for collaboration
  • Provide advice in the development and refinements of scientific and administrative policies
The Council will be composed of established prostate cancer researchers who:
  • Collectively represent expertise in all areas of prostate cancer research
  • Are broadly representative of all major regions in Canada
  • Individually have a strong track record in peer-reviewed research funding and research output
In addition, the Council will include 2 non-scientific members, one of whom must be a prostate cancer patient or survivor. Each will be identified and selected through a formal nomination process.

Current Membership

David Berman, Queen's Cancer Research Institute, Kingston, ON
Paul Boutros, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Toronto
, ON
Ralph Buttyan, Vancouver Prostate Centre, Vancouver, BC
Kim Chi, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC
Michael Cox, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Stuart Edmonds (Ex Officio), Prostate Cancer Canada, Toronto, ON
Carolyn Gotay, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Masoom Haider, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto
, ON
Winston Klass, Community Representative, Concord, ON
John Lewis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Randy Mellow, Community Representative, Peterborough, ON

Ian G.Mills, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
John Oliffe, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
, BC
Marie-Elise Parent, INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre, Laval, QC
Fred Saad, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC
Gurmit Singh (Scientific Chair), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

John Valliant, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Danny Vesprini, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON

As of June 26, 2017





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