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Best of Oncology East 2018

The Best of Oncology East 2018 Conference is organized by OncologyEducation and the Community Oncologists of Metropolitan Toronto (COMET). This meeting will highlight the top 3-4 most clinically relevant achievements of 2018 for nine different tumour sites, and the faculty will be drawn from some of the most influential oncologists across Ontario. This event will be co-chaired by Dr. Scott Berry, Dr. Dorothy Lo, and Dr. Suneil Khanna.

Learning Objectives:

 • To discuss the pivotal oncology trials presented in the different disease sites

 • To review the current standard of care for key malignancies

 • To discuss the current controversies in the management of specific cancers 




*Ends October 29, 2018





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Dr. Scott Berry, BSc, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, is a medical oncologist at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed his general medical training and medical oncology training at the University of Toronto. Dr. Berry is an active participant in clinical research at the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) Clinical Trials Group and the North American Intergroup. He has been involved in important international trials in colorectal cancer that have been published in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Annals of Oncology. Dr. Berry has also authored several prostate and colorectal cancer guidelines for the Cancer Care Ontario Program in Evidence Based Care and chaired national consensus guideline meetings for the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.

Dr. Berry also loves teaching and holds several leadership positions in education. He has won several teaching awards including the University of Toronto Division of Medical Oncology Education Award. He chairs the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee for Medical Oncology. He is the Program Director for the Medical Oncology Training Program at the University of Toronto and Co-Medical Director of

His other academic interests are the bioethical issues surrounding the care of people with cancer, in particular the ethical issues surrounding funding new and expensive cancer medications. Dr. Berry holds a master's degree in bioethics from the University of Toronto. He has also served on the ASCO Ethics Committee and is the ethics advisor to the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review and the NCIC Data Safety Monitoring Committee.


Dr. Dorothy Lo, MD, MHA, is a staff oncologist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto.

She completed her oncology residency at the University of Toronto in 2007. Dr. Lo also holds a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Lo contributes to the medical community by serving as the Secretary for the Hematology/Oncology Section of the Ontario Medical Association. She has been the Co-Chair of education for the Community Oncologists of Metropolitan Toronto (COMET) since 2008.




Dr Suneil Khanna, MD, FRCPC 

Dr. Khanna is a Medical Oncologist at the Mackenzie Health Hospital in Richmond Hill.  He completed his medical school at the University of Alberta, residency training at the University of Calgary, and Fellowship Training at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, specializing in Gastrointestinal and Thoracic malignancies.  He has a special interest in clinical trials and medical education, and is the co-chair of the COMET Education Committee and a planning committee member for the annual MAGIC meeting.



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