James R. Perry

University of Toronto, Canada

James Perry holds the Tony Crolla Chair of Brain Tumour Research and is head of the Division of Neurology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he is also an associate professor of medicine. He is also an associate scientist in clinical integrative biology at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and a consultant to the Odette Cancer Centre. Dr Perry received his medical degree from the University of Toronto, where he went on to complete his neurology residency and clinical fellowship in neurology and medical oncology. He also completed a clinical fellowship in the Duke University Neuro-Oncology Program. Dr Perry is the Chairman of the Canadian Brain Tumour Consortium and an executive member of the brain site group of the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group. He has received several awards including the American Academy of Neurology Preuss Award in Neuro-Oncology, the Department of Medicine Leadership Award, and “Best Doctors in Canada” listing. Dr Perry has published articles and abstracts in several peer-reviewed journals and is on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. He has co-edited the new textbook “Cognition and Cancer” with Dr Christina Meyers. He is a frequent invited lecturer, locally as well as nationally and internationally, and is active as a principal or co-investigator for several clinical trials. These include the global randomized phase III PRODIGE trial testing anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis in patients with newly diagnosed brain tumors, the RESCUE trial of continuous dose-dense temozolomide, and the NCIC/EORTC/TROG phase III randomized trial of radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy in elderly patients with glioblastoma.

Biography Updated on 13 January 2011

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