2016 Report to Our Donors
The largest recruitment
A gift of $50 million pledged in early 2013
by Emmanuelle Gattuso, Allan Slaight and
the Slaight family was a huge boost to our
BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE. It has enabled
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to continue
building the scientific team needed to lead
the way in defining and implementing
Personalized Cancer Medicine.
“Recruiting scientists in new fields
like bioinformatics, epigenetics and
immunotherapy has enabled us to expand
the breadth of our research program,”
explains Dr. Bradly Wouters, Research
Director at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
“Even more importantly, with these highly-
specialized scientists collaborating with
the world-renowned cancer researchers
already here, we are uniquely equipped to
tackle challenging research problems that
haven’t been attempted anywhere before.
There is an incredible level of synergy and
excitement that has been created through
these new recruits.”
This past year, the Gattuso Slaight gift has
enabled the leaders of our research team
to recruit two new superstars—Dr. David
Brooks and Dr. Steven Chan—who are very
excited to continue their important work at
The Princess Margaret. This brings the total
for this recruitment drive to nine superstars!
Allan Slaight and Emmanuelle Gattuso