Karen Gelmon, MD, FRCPC
Division of Medical Oncology
BC Cancer Agency and
Department of Medicine
University of British Columbia

Karen Gelmon, MD, FRCPC, is a Professor of Medicine and a Medical Oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency­‑Vancouver Centre and University of British Columbia. She was previously Head of the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of British Columbia and has recently served as the Co-chair of the Canadian Clinical Trials Group Breast Site Committee. She is on the executive of the Breast International Group and is a Susan G. Komen Foundation Scholar. Dr Gelmon sits on the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of that organization and is Co-chair of the SAB for the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research.

Dr Gelmon’s research has focused on improving care and treatment for patients with breast cancer, including the development of new therapies, translational research into mechanisms of response and resistance, and patient-related studies including exercise interventions. She is very interested in the education of health care professionals and patients and in improving the patient’s experience. She is active in grant review and journal editorial boards, and is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications. She is also the mother of two daughters and active on community arts and service boards in Vancouver.

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