The Team

Dr. Mads Daugaard, PhD, Molecular Pathology

Senior Research Scientist at Vancouver Prostate Centre | Assistant Professor at Department of Urologic Sciences | Member of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Faculty of Medicine - University of British Columbia

Dr. Daugaard has a PhD degree from the Danish Cancer Society and Institute of Molecular Pathology, University of Copenghagen. He did his postdoctoral training in molecular pathology with Dr. Poul Sorensen, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, BC. In addition to managing the Molecular Pathology core, Dr Daugaard runs several technology development projects for molecular pathology.

 

Dr. Ladan Fazli, MD, Pathology

She has a medical degree from National University of Iran and is specialised on Anatomical and Clinical Pathology. As a pathologist dedicated to research, her main expertise is target discovery and validation of prognostic and predictive cancer biomarkers using IHC, PLA, CISH, and FISH on tissue microarrays of human and xenograft tumor samples.

 

Dr. Antonio Hurtado-Coll, MD

Dr. Hurtado-Coll is involved in the collection, archiving and database entry of the VPC tissue repository from surgical procedures at VGH.

 

Dr. Htoo Zarni Oo, MD, PhD, Molecular Pathologist

Dr. Oo has an MD from University of Hiroshima with a PhD in molecular pathology. Dr. Oo assists Drs. Daugaard and Fazli on technology development and pathology assesment of tissue from human patients and murine xenograft studies.

 

Ms. Estelle Li, M.Sc

Estelle has a M.Sc. in biochemistry from China. Estelle Li has 10 years of experience working in the pathology unit at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. She is trained in all areas of the laboratory but specializes in IHC, IF, CISH, in situ PLA, H&E staining and sectioning.

 

Ms. Janet Liew, B.Sc

Janet has a B.Sc. in Biotechnology from UBC. Janet Liew has 6 years of experience working in the pathology department at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. She is trained in all areas of the laboratory but specializes in biobanking, tissue microarray construction, macrodissection, wholemount paraffin sectioning, cryosectioning, IHC and H&E staining.

 

Dr. Ali Moeen, M.Sc, PhD

Ali holds a B.Sc. in Zoology, M.Sc. in medical microbiology and a Ph.D. in medical biotechnology and molecular biology. Previously, Dr. Moeen has worked as a postdoc and research associate at UBC.

Dr. Moeen oversees and operates our digital scanning system and assists Ms. Li and Ms. Liew with IHC procedures, proximity ligation assays, tissue processing and compilation of TMAs.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

PCF BC

Ride to Live 2018 and 50-50 Draw: May 27

The West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place on Sunday May 27, 2018 in Vancouver, Victoria & the Fraser Valley. Follow the links to join a ride or donate to a rider; or to buy a ticket for a 50/50 draw (BC residents only).

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Discovery of a promising new medication to block "master key" of cancer growth

Dr. Chris Ong
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Drs. Wyatt and Chi: ctDNA predicts resistance to AR-targeted therapy

VCHRI News article on study of ctDNA predicting resistance to AR-targeted therapy
DNA

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