Helen Mackay, M.D., Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON
National Advisory Committee Member and Session Chair
Dr. Helen Mackay is a Staff physician in the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Princess Margaret Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto (Dept of Medicine). Her research interests are focused towards the development and validation of novel therapeutic strategies and collaborations with translational and basic scientists. She is a principal and co-investigator of a number of Phase I, II and III clinical trials in gynecological malignancy and is currently the co-chair of the NCIC CTG OV 21 a Phase II/III study intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients who have undergone neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Other current areas of research include epigenetic therapy and the role of the Hedgehog pathway in gynecological malignancy. She is currently a member of a number of international and national committees including: the ICON 7 Translational Committee (representing NCIC CTG), the Study Committee of the TFRI Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Program, Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee Cervical Cancer Task Force: Intergroup/National Cancer Institute (US)/NIH (US), Cervix Working Group (NCIC CTG), Gynecologic Disease Site Group (Cancer Care Ontario) and the GOC CPD Committee.