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Dr Michael Woods
Dr Michael Woods is a research scientist and an associate professor in the discipline of genetics at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr Woods’ research focuses on cancer genetics, particularly the hereditary aspects of colorectal cancer and identifying new genes and genetic variants. The Canadian Cancer Society funded his post-doctoral research at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute in Toronto and as a new investigator at Memorial University after he received his PhD in 2001. Dr Woods has served as a CCS board-level volunteer since 2011. He is a testicular cancer survivor who was diagnosed and successfully treated in 2003. He has remained cancer-free since then.
We realize that our efforts cannot even be compared to what women face when they hear the words ... ‘you have cancer.’
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.