Dr. Lam’s research is in early detection and chemoprevention of lung cancer. The research focus of the group is to develop a comprehensive lung cancer control strategy integrating smoking cessation, risk assessment, early detection, chemoprevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance. Dr. Stephen Lam is the Principal Investigator of the Pan-Canadian Early Detection of Lung Cancer Study involving eight centers across Canada from coast to coast. The team has developed a web-based lung cancer risk prediction tool to identify smokers at sufficient risk for screening with low dose Computed Tomography and to evaluate the incremental value of biomarkers as well as development of a highly accurate lung nodule malignancy risk calculator. Dr. Lam also chairs the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Expert Panel on Lung Cancer Screening and has published an on line document entitled, “Summary of Existing and New Evidence on Lung Cancer Screening”, to guide physicians and health care policy makers to make an informed decision on screening. The current focus of his group is to translate lung cancer screening from applied research to clinical practice to impact the outcome of patients with lung cancer – the most common cause of cancer deaths in the world.



Dr Renelle Myers, MD, FRCPC

Clinical Scientist, Respiratory


Bettina Alexander

Study Clerk

Sukhinder Atkar-Khattra

Project Manager

David Chen

Research Assistant

Mary Anne Dy Buncio

Research Assistant

Lisa Hanley

Administrative Assistant

Christopher Langton

Research Associate

Jessica Luu

Research Assistant

Myles Mckinnon


Austin Meister

Research Assistant

Daniela Piga

Research Assistant/Lab Coordinator

Christie So

Research Assistant

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