Maria RicciMaria Ricci Memorial Lectureship in Medical Oncology

The Maria Ricci Memorial Lectureship in Medical Oncology was established in 2007 with funding provided by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in memory of Maria Ricci who was GSK Scientific Development Manager in oncology when her life ended tragically in January 2007 while traveling on GSK-related business. She was committed to making a difference for Canadian patients and instrumental in bridging relationships between global GSK and the Canadian medical community. Maria facilitated Canadian scientific and medical engagement in the development of GSK's oncology pipeline. She was a PhD candidate in Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University and received her MSc in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Western Ontario. Maria was well respected by her colleagues and peers and remembered for her enthusiasm and passionate approach to work and life.

The 2022 Maria Ricci Memorial Lecturer will be Dr. Kim Chi, an internationally recognized senior research scientist, the Chief Medical Officer of BC Cancer, a senior research scientist at Vancouver Prostate Centre and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The lecture will be part of the CCTG Spring Meeting activities and is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 @ 3:30-4:30 pm Eastern.

Year Lecturer Title
2013 Dr. Frances Shepherd A Journey from Nihilism to Hope Through Bench to Bedside Research in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
2012 Dr. Mark Levine Research to Clinical Practice: The Freedom of Innovation versus the Tyranny of Evidence
2011 Dr. Joseph M Connors What We Are Learning about Lymphoma Using Genomic Techniques
2010 Dr. Kathleen Pritchard The Oxford Overview – Is it still relevant in 2010?
2009 Dr. Pamela Goodwin Insulin and Breast Cancer – A Potential Therapeutic Target?
2008 Dr. Karen Gelmon The Hit and Miss of Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer