Meet The Cancer Experts - Dr. Paul Boutros

I'm Paul Boutros, I lead the Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network. A national project to try and improve the treatment of patients with prostate cancer by understanding their genomes.
 
I wasn't initially thinking of going into cancer research at all but when I interviewed there and started meeting the passionate clinicians and scientists, I realized that's what I wanted to do for my career.  It was a real turning point, the interview where I got to meet such important people who are doing life changing research and it transformed my life.
 
Today is a really exciting time in cancer research we understand why cancers are occurring and how they might become aggressive and there's an opportunity now using techniques from data science to transform patient care and this is an opportunity to make a really big difference in the lives of tens of thousands of Canadians.