Cancer researcher invested to Order of Canada
Hamilton cancer researcher Dr. Mark Levine is being invested to the Order of Canada at Rideau Hall on Friday.
The medical oncologist at Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University has shaped cancer programming and influenced treatment particularly in breast cancer starting with his first trial in 1982.
Levine is receiving the Order of Canada for “his contributions as an oncologist, researcher, and clinician who has developed a number of new treatment regimens that have become the Canadian standard in clinical practice.”
He was CEO of the former Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre — now Juravinski Cancer Centre — for seven years starting in 1992. Levine was also the first chair of the department of oncology at McMaster University and has held the post since 2007. In 2011, he established the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute.