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Stephen Lam, MD     Rm 10-111 ▪ 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1L3, Canada

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Current Appointments

Stephen Lam MD, FRCPC is Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, a Distinguished Scientist, the Leon Judah Blackmore Chair in lung cancer research and MDS-Rix endowed director of translation lung cancer research at the BC Cancer Research Center. He chairs the BC Cancer Agency Provincial Lung Tumor Group.

Research Interests

Dr. Lam’s research program focuses on the early detection, chemoprevention and endoscopic therapy of lung cancer.

Ongoing Clinical Trials

The International Lung Screen Trial is currently ongoing and recruiting participants. For more information, please visit the trial website at or contact the BC Lung Screen Trial team by phone at 604-675-8088 or by email at

Awards and Honours

Dr. Lam was the recipient of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Joseph Cullen Award for life-time scientific achievements in lung cancer prevention research, the Friesen Rygiel Award for Outstanding Canadian Academic Discovery, the Gustav Killian Medal by the World Association of Bronchology for pioneering contributions to the field early lung cancer diagnosis, as well as the Killam Research Prize in Applied Sciences and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of British Columbia.