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John Mercer

John MercerDr. John Mercer has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alberta / Northwest Territories Division of the Canadian Cancer Society since April 2013. Dr. Mercer has been working with the University of Alberta for over three decades and has extensive teaching experience in the areas of radiopharmaceuticals, radiation safety and medical imaging. He also has a strong interest in research, publishing 80 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Mercer’s cancer related research focused on investigating directed therapy for bone metastasis as well as an interest in the development and translation of molecular imaging probes. Dr. Mercer’s international activities include his work with the European Union Framework Programs and with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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