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New cancer research chair in New Brunswick


Saint John, NB – Dr Anthony Reiman, a practising oncologist and researcher at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, has been named a Canadian Cancer Society Research Chair.

Dr Reiman’s interest lies in involving patients in his research in order to improve their care. He focuses on multiple myeloma, lymphoma and lung cancer. He is banking biological specimens and clinical data for research, conducting clinical trials of new therapeutic approaches, and doing multidisciplinary supportive care research.

The Canadian Cancer Society also established a research chair at the Universite de Moncton. The research chairs represent a 14-year commitment by the society totaling $3.1 million.

Dr Reiman is also the assistant dean, research for Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and an oncologist at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He holds an MD from the University of Toronto, and a Science Masters degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his post-graduate residency training in internal medicine at Dalhousie University and in medical oncology at the University of Alberta.

After undertaking a research fellowship at the Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta, he worked there as a medical oncologist, teacher and researcher. After five years in that position, he returned to Saint John in 2008.

“UNB Saint John is a perfect fit for Dr Reiman in his role as the Canadian Cancer Society Chair,” adds Dr Ruth Shaw, dean of science, applied science & engineering at UNB Saint John.