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Dr John Mercer

John MercerDr John 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. Dr Mercer has served as a CCS board-level volunteer since 2013.

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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.

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