Frances A. Shepherd, MD, FRCPC

  • Princess Margaret Hospital
    Board Term: 2010-2014
    Board Seat: Non-U.S. Oncologist

Frances A. Shepherd, MD, FRCPC, received her medical degree from the University of Toronto and is currently a Senior Staff Physician at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, where she holds the Scott Taylor Chair in Lung Cancer Research. She is Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr Shepherd was Chair of the Lung Cancer Committee of the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group for 19 years and President of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer from 2003-2005. In addition to her Board position at ASCO, she sits on the Board of Directors of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and Chairs the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Protocol Review Committee.

Dr. Shepherd was the recipient of the Jacqueline Seroussi Memorial Foundation for Cancer Research Award in 2004, the National Cancer Institute of Canada Warwick Award for Research Excellence in 2006, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Research Award in 2007, and the Ontario Premier’s Summit Award for Research in 2009. In recognition of her contributions to cancer research and treatment, she received the Order of Ontario in 2007. She has authored or co-authored more than 350 peer-reviewed publications and 35 book chapters.