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The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation  


Dr. David Brooks is the Scotiabank Research

Chair and a senior scientist specializing in

immunotherapy. In particular, he is focused on

what causes our immune system to fail in attacking

cancer or persistent viral infections.

Before joining The Princess Margaret, Dr. Brooks was

a tenured Associate Professor and led a laboratory

at the University of California, Los Angeles.

“Moving my laboratory and my life to a new country

was an exciting (and daunting) endeavor. The

Gattuso Slaight gift has made my transition into

cancer research a reality, and I am truly excited

about what the future holds.”

Dr. Steven Chan is a clinician-scientist who is also

part of the Leukemia Program at The Princess

Margaret. Dr. Chan’s research focuses on how

mitochondria (which produce energy for cells)

functions differently in cancer cells than in

normal cells.

Dr. Chan received his medical and research training

at Stanford University in California.

“Philanthropic support has allowed me to set up

a new research program in a top-ranked research

institution. The generosity of Emmanuelle Gattuso

and the Slaight Family is a source of inspiration and

motivation for my team to work harder to achieve

the goal of personalized medicine.”

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