DR PETER H WATSON completed his medical training at the University of Cambridge and St Thomas’s Hospital London, UK and specialist training in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Manitoba. After fellowship training he established a career as a clinician scientist at the University of Manitoba, and then at BC Cancer and University of British Columbia.

He combines a clinical practice as a breast pathologist with research interests in the molecular pathology of breast and ovarian cancer, and in improving research biobanking resources. His research program focuses on biomarkers of breast tumour progression and response to therapies. This work has included the discovery, validation, elucidation of the mechanism of action, and exploration of the therapeutic potential of the S100A7 gene in breast cancer. His research has led to publication of over 200 scientific research papers in the fields of cancer research and biobanking.


Senior Scientist, BC Cancer Research Centre

Staff Pathologist, BC Cancer

Director, Biobanking and Biospecimen Research Services (BBRS

PI and Co-lead, Canadian Tissue Repository Network (CTRNet)

Professor of Pathology, University of British Columbia

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Victoria


BA, University of Cambridge

MA, University of Cambridge

MB BChir, St. Thomas' Hospital University of Cambridge

FRCPC (Anatomic Pathology), University of Manitoba

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