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Alumni- Randy Gascoyne, MD

Founder and Research Director, Centre for Lymphoid Cancers (Retired 2016)
Tel: 604-675-8025
Fax: 604-675-8183
675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L3

Previous Research Roles:

  • Hematopathologist at the BC Cancer Agency
  • Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of British Columbia
  • Research Director, Centre for Lymphoid Cancers, BC Cancer Agency
  • Distinguished Scientist, BC Cancer Research Centre

About Dr. Randy Gascoyne: 

Dr. Gascoyne retired in 2016 from the Centre for Lymphoid Cancer at the BC Cancer Agency. For 28 years he was a tireless and passionate voice for excellence in lymphoma pathology and research in British Columbia. 


Dr. Gascoyne was hired by the BC Cancer Agency in 1988 and in 1990 was a visiting professor in the Department of Hematopathology at Stanford University. It was at this time that he discovered his passion for lymphoma pathology. Working long hours he applied for grants, wrote publications and established a provincial lymphoma pathology service, second to none in the world. He is the recipient of more than one hundred academic and professional awards, including Doctor Honoris Causa from University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse France, The David Hardwick Lifetime Achievement Award from the UBC Department of Pathology and most recently the Aubrey J. Pringle Prize from the Michael Smith Foundation. He has been on the Thomson- Reuters ISI list of the 1% Most Influential Scientific Minds in both 2014 and 2015 in the category of Clinical Medicine. 

During an extremely productive career Randy authored and co-authored more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, 21 book chapters, delivered more than 400 abstracts and more than 300 invited lectures. He trained a generation of pathology trainees in lymphoma pathology and supervised MSc and PhD students as well as clinical and research fellows. As a member of the BCCA’s Centre for Lymphoid Cancer research group, Randy successfully applied for and received over $ 90 million dollars in research funding over the span of his career. 


Dr. Gascoyne is now happily enjoying a well-deserved retirement in the Okanagan.  

Link to Gascoyne's lab