The Team

Dr. Mads Daugaard, PhD, Molecular Pathology

Senior Research Scientist at Vancouver Prostate Centre | Associate 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 and Cell Imaging core, Dr Daugaard runs several technology development projects in the field of molecular pathology.

 

Dr. Ladan Fazli, MD, Pathology

Dr. Fazli 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 tumour samples.

 

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 assessment of tissue from human patients and xenograft studies.

 

Dr. Ali Moeen, M.Sc, PhD

Dr. Moeen 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. Kung with IHC procedures, proximity ligation assays, tissue processing and compilation of TMAs.

 

Sonia Kung, M.Sc.

Sonia has a BSc Honours in Cell and Developmental Biology and MSc in Interdisciplinary Oncology from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

In addition to maintaining the Vancouver Prostate Centre biobank for translational cancer research, Sonia specializes in a variety of histopathology staining methods, which provide further insights into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. Her work includes profiling molecular targets and protein-protein interactions in clinical specimens using immunohistochemistry (IHC) based assays.

Updated: April 12, 2021

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

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Breast & Prostate Cancer half-day virtual conference: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The What you Need to Know for Your Patients Post Breast & Prostate Cancer Conference, taking place online on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:30pm, is an accredited virtual half-day conference focusing on screening, treatment, side-effect management & emerging new therapies for breast & prostate cancer patients. Click here for more information and to register. 

Dr. Peter Black, team captain

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 19th, 2021

The 41st Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 19, 2021. If you are able, please consider donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research. 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Recent publication proposes a potential new therapeutic approach to treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. Cherkasov receives 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Cherkasov