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Richard Gallagher

BC Cancer Agency

Dr. Richard Gallagher
Rick Gallagher is Head of the Cancer Control Research Program at the BC Cancer Agency, and Clinical Professor, Department of Health Care and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia. He is also an associate member of the Departments of Dermatology and Skin Sciences, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Urologic sciences.

His current research interest is in environmental epidemiology and gene-environment interaction in cancer. He oversees a number of large scale collaborative studies of gene-environment interaction with emphasis on UV radiation and skin and eye cancers, prostate cancer, and non Hodgkin lymphoma. He is a founding member of both the InterLymph Consortium for the study of non-Hodgkins lymphoma and the Genes, Environment and Melanoma (GEM) Consortium for the study of cutaneous melanoma, and is a member of the newly founded Pancreatic Cancer Consortium (PAC4) under the auspices of the International Agency for Research in Cancer.

Current service commitments include the Board of Directors of the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative.