Dr. Kim Chi

Dr. Kim Chi

M.D. University of Ottawa, 1993
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (Internal Medicine), 1997
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, BCCA, 1998
Fellowship, CAMO/GlaxoWellcome Research Oncology, BCCA, 1999

Team: 
Board of Directors
Clinical and Research Scientists
Executive Team
Positions: 

Associate Director, Clinical Research, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, BC Cancer
Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer  – Vancouver
Professor, Department of Medicine, UBC

 

Dr. Chi is a medical oncologist with the BC Cancer Agency who, at a relatively early stage in his career, has received national and international recognition for his contributions to prostate cancer research.

Dr. Chi's research is focused in the area of genitourinary cancers with a special interest in prostate cancer and investigational new drugs.  This includes phase I, II and III clinical trials, therapeutic use of antisense oligonucleotides and mechanisms of treatment resistance. He has had peer reviewed grant funding for the conduct of early phase clinical trials and associated correlative studies from the Canada Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, The U.S. Department of Defense, the Prostate Cancer Foundation (USA), Movember and Prostate Cancer Canada.  Nationally and internationally he has led a number of multi-centre Phase I, II and III clinical trials including cooperative group studies and investigator sponsored studies with agents sourced from the US National Cancer Institute's Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (NCI CTEP) and industry collaborators. He has led the phase I through III development of two novel compounds (OGX-011 and OGX-427), which came from academic preclinical development at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. He has also contributed to clinical trials that established new standard of care for patients with advanced prostate cancer (docetaxel, abiraterone acetate, enzalutamide).

On July 1, 2019, Dr. Chi was appointed Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, BC Cancer. Prior to this, he was the medical director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Centre. He was appointed Chair of the Genitourinary Systemic Group at the BC Cancer Agency in 2003. This group is responsible for developing systemic treatment management guidelines for patients with genitourinary cancers in the province of British Columbia (available at www.bccancer.bc.ca) and securing access to new therapies through the province’s health care system.  Under his guidance as medical director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Centre (which provides access for patients to the latest in investigational new drugs through phase I, II and III clinical studies), the not-for-profit Clinical Trials Unit almost doubled patient accrual to trials, becoming a self-sustaining growth operation.

Dr. Chi is Professor with the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.  He is also the Co-Chair of the Genitourinary Disease Site for the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) and the Canadian Uro-Oncology Group, which is responsible for developing the genitourinary cancer trials undertaken by investigators at a national cooperative group level. In addition, he is an Executive Committee Member and Past-Chair of the Investigational New Drug Site for the CCTG, which is responsible for developing early phase I/II trials across the CCTG disease sites.

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

Rock4Prostate

Rock4Prostate fundraiser - Friday Nov 8, 2019

The 2nd annual Rock4Prostate event takes place Friday Nov 8 at the Backstage Lounge Pub on Granville Island.  Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door ($20 or $10 for students 19+), with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Please visit the Facebook event page for more details

VPC Movember 2013 team

Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

Movember is an international charity raising funds for men's health initiatives. Movember Canada focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Please visit moteam.co/the-vancouver-prostate-centre to join or donate to our Centre's Movember fundraising team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, September 16, 2019

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg awarded Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember 2019 Discovery Grants

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Drs. Wyatt and Sorensen receive 2019 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards for Distinguished Achievement

Drs Wyatt and Sorensen
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Drs. Sorensen, Ester and Huntsman elected to Royal Society of Canada

Drs Sorensen, Ester, Huntsman