Cancer Committee  |  Membership

This list is current as of 30 January 2020.

Name TCPS 2 Roles & Specialties City
Lauren Birks, PhD Community Member (Population and Public Health) Calgary
Ellen Burgess, MD Scientific / Ethics (Nephrology / Pediatrics / Ethics) Calgary
Karen Campbell, Community Member Edmonton
Susan Chafe, MD Scientific (Pediatric Radiation Oncology/Law) Edmonton
Jennifer Chan, MD Scientific (Pathology) Calgary
Pamela Chu, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology) Calgary
Brenda Davis, LLM Privacy / Law Edmonton
Dale Dewhurst, LLM, JD Ethics / Law (Virtue Ethics & Access to Justice) Edmonton
Allen Dong, P.Eng., MSc Community Member (Data Stewardship) Calgary
Katherine Duthie, PhD Ethics (Clinical Ethics) Edmonton
Alysa Fairchild, MD, FRCPC Scientific (Radiation Oncology) Edmonton
Sunita Ghosh, PhD Scientific (Biostatistics) Edmonton
Sarah Glaze, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology) Calgary
Desiree Hao, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology) Calgary
Joanne Hewitt, PhD Scientific (Advanced Practice Nursing) St. Albert
Eve Hildebrand, BA Community Member Edmonton
Jason Lau, PhD Privacy / Scientific (Medical Science) Edmonton
Richard Lee-Ying, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology) Calgary
Elena Liew, MD Scientific (Clinical Hematology) Edmonton
Beverley O’Brien, PhD Ethics (Nursing) Edmonton
Guy Pelletier, PhD Scientific (Psychosocial Oncology) Calgary
Gloria Roldán Urgoiti, MD, FRCPC Scientific (Medical Oncology) Calgary
Wajid Sayeed, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology) Edmonton
Mary-Pat Schlosser, MD Scientific (Pediatric Palliative Care) Edmonton
Fiona Schulte, PhD Scientific (Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology) Calgary
Anita Simon, PhD Community Member (Nutrition) Calgary
Michael Smylie, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology) Edmonton
Keith Tankel, MD Scientific (Radiation Oncology) Edmonton
Robert Turner, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology / Hematology) Edmonton
Raul Urtasun, MD Scientific (Radiation Oncology) Edmonton
Peter Venner, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology) Edmonton
John Walker, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology) Edmonton
Brent Windwick, QC, LLM Law (Health Law) Edmonton
Sandy Watson Community Member Airdrie
Jackson Wu, MD Scientific (Radiation Oncology) Calgary
Xiaofu Zhu, MD Scientific (Medical Oncology) Edmonton


The HREBA Cancer Committee is constituted and operates in accordance with the:
– Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2);
– Alberta Health Information Act (HIA);
– Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH);
– Health Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), Part C, Division 5.

The committee is registered with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), IRB # 00009687.

The HREBA-CC is one of three committees which comprise the HIA-designated Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta. Since the three committees operate as one Research Ethics Board, members from one committee may attend another committee’s meeting when their expertise is required. This ensures that members in attendance have the specific expertise, relevant competence and knowledge necessary to provide an adequate research ethics review of the proposals under consideration.

The majority of the committee members are Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Members named as Principal Investigators or Co-investigators on a study that is under review do not participate in discussions related to, nor vote on, such studies when they are presented; this applies to initial and continuing reviews.

A pdf version of this list, as well as previous lists of HREBA members and committee composition, can be found here.