Posted: October 2017
Frances A. Shepherd, OC, OOnt, MD, FRCPC, is the recipient of two recent oncology awards: She received the Tenth Annual Addario Foundation Keynote Lecture Award, which recognizes luminaries in the lung cancer field working to improve and prolong the lives of those with the disease, and its eradication. In addition, Dr. Shepherd was presented with the 2017 ESMO Women for Oncology award, given to acknowledge an individual who has significantly supported the career development of women in oncology.
Internationally known for her key role in the design and conduct of research studies evaluating new therapies and treatment strategies in lung cancer, Dr. Shepherd served as President of International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) from 2003 to 2005. In 2012, she won the British Thoracic Oncology Group International Award for Contributions to Lung Cancer Research, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Whiteman Award and Visiting Professor and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. In 2015, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Dr. Shepherd is Senior Staff Physician at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada, where she holds the Scott Taylor Chair in Lung Cancer Research. She is Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.