The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has appointed Dr. Malcolm Moore to the position of president of the BC Cancer Agency, effective September 2015.
Dr. Moore is currently head of the division of medical oncology and hematology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, where he is also a practicing oncologist focused on the treatment of pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers. He is the director of the McCain Pancreatic Cancer Centre at Princess Margaret and the president of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology. Over the past two decades, he has also been involved in the development of new cancer therapies, and he has been a principal investigator in a number of practice-changing clinical studies. Dr. Moore has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications and has given more than 200 invited lectures worldwide.
“Great people are at the heart of the BC Cancer Agency’s success and I’m confident Dr. Moore will be highly effective at leading its dedicated team forward,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “His experience as both an oncologist and researcher will help ensure BC patients continue to benefit from research breakthroughs and treatment protocols that are internationally recognized,” said Lake.
Dr. Moore will also hold academic appointments at both the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
“I’m very excited by this opportunity to join the BC Cancer Agency team and the universities in September,” said Dr. Moore. “The BC Cancer Agency has been a model for a patient-centred comprehensive cancer care and research system. On my visits to BC I was particularly impressed by the passion and commitment of the staff at BC Cancer Agency and the research centres, and I see immense potential for us to work together on an updated strategy to take us into the future.”
An extensive recruitment process that resulted in Dr. Moore’s appointment was carried out by PHSA, and the final selection involved an 18-person committee plus a wider consultation group, which included those with various backgrounds in clinical care, academia, research, government and fund-raising. A patient representative was also part of the consultation process.
“We have an outstanding new leader for the BC Cancer Agency in Dr. Malcolm Moore,” said Carl Roy, President and CEO, Provincial Health Services Authority. “He brings a wide range of experience and qualities that will be great for the organization. His many years working with patients, his contributions to cancer research, combined with his experience as a seasoned administrator in the public health-care system make him a great fit for this challenging but highly rewarding role.”