Posted: June 2018
IASLC past-president Frances Shepherd, MD, has been awarded the 2018 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for outstanding career leadership in medicine and medical science. Dr. Shepherd is a professor in the Department of Medicine, Scott Taylor Chair in Lung Cancer Research, and senior staff physician at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She has led numerous translational research studies evaluating new targeted therapies and antiangiogenesis agents in lung cancer, and she has developed several large international randomized trials for novel molecular agents. Dr. Shepherd is past recipient of the IASLC Lung Cancer Research Award as well as of numerous other international awards.