Vancouver, BC – BC’s provincial government is providing $4 million to the Canadian Cancer Society to endow a research chair at the University of British Columbia in the primary prevention of cancer.
The chair will be held by Carolyn Cook Gotay, who has a PhD in social psychology and has had a long, distinguished career in cancer prevention and control. Building on her leadership experience in community liaison and outreach, Dr Gotay will initiate and supervise cancer prevention studies in BC.
The Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention at the University of British Columbia will help develop a national cancer prevention strategy by researching the links between diet, exercise, body weight, stress and environmental carcinogens to specific types of cancer. This chair is unique in North America and internationally due to its primary prevention focus.