Dr. Philip Wong receives the 2011 Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award
Dr. Philip Wong, Department of Radiation Oncology
Princess Margaret Hospital
Dr. Wong is presently working as a Clinical Research Fellow in the Radiation Medicine Program at the Princess Margaret Hospital of the University of Toronto. His current research interest is focused on the clinical and translational science of soft-tissue sarcoma. Since having started his fellowship in Toronto, Dr. Wong has initiated a phase II protocol at the Princess Margaret Hospital to evaluate the use of high precision radiotherapy in the treatment of retroperitoneal soft-tissue sarcomas. The protocol as been approved by the Research Ethics Board (REB) and will commence accrual soon. In addition, he has received approval from the REB for a protocol to derive a potential molecular signature predictive of the development of distant metastasis in soft-tissue sarcomas.
Dr. Eli Kakiashvili, Segal Cancer Centre
Jewish General Hospital
Dr. Eli Kakiashvili completed his medical training at the Tbilisi State Medical University in his native country of Georgia, and also attended the prestigious Israel Institute of Technology- Technion. He is the Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Rambam Medical Centre in Haifa, Israel. Dr. Kakiashvili was accepted into a McGill University fellowship in advanced minimally invasive hepato-parncreato-biliary surgery. His research is focused on two novel approaches to liver surgery, laparoscopic and robotic techniques. Dr. Kakiashvili’s work will help to identify and treat liver metastases, which are often associated with sarcoma.
Congratulations to Drs. Wong and Kakiashvili! The MUHC Foundation thanks you for your pioneering research work related to sarcoma.