Agnico Eagle is helping to fund groundbreaking research at The Princess Margaret

2017-11-21  |  Events |  Posted by: Sheri Block

(L-R Agnico Eagle Vice-Chairman & CEO Sean Boyd, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation President & CEO Paul Alofs, Agnico Eagle Chairman James D. Nasso and Agnico Eagle President Ammar Al-Joundi).

Dr. Mathieu Lupien’s work on epigenetics is just one example of the groundbreaking cancer research being supported by philanthropy from Agnico Eagle. 

The Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre spoke about his work at a recent stewardship event for the Canadian gold mining company.  

(Dr. Mathieu Lupien thanks Agnico Eagle for their support)

With a partnership that began more than 20 years ago with Agnico Eagle’s founder Paul Penna, the company is The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation’s biggest corporate donor, with total giving of more than $12 million, including a $5 million gift at an Immunotherapy Summit last November. 

Dr. Lupien, who recently received a prestigious Canadian Cancer Society Award for Excellence, spoke about how conquering cancer requires a personalized approach and the importance of having detailed mapping of tumours so the most effective treatment plan can be developed.

While personalized care is being offered in some cases, Lupien says a lot more research needs to be done to be able to offer personalized treatment for every single patient.

“That’s our goal. That’s what we’re always aiming for in our research,” says Dr. Lupien. 

Agnico Eagle’s Chairman, James D. Nasso, who was also presented with a framed advertisement that ran in the Globe and Mail, thanked both The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation President & CEO Paul Alofs and Dr. Lupien for the work they are doing.

“They have a formidable team, an extraordinary team and they get results. We’re lucky to have them in this city, in our country, because they’re great contributors,” says Nasso. 

(Kerry Jackson (far left) and Jane Werniuk (far right) from Agnico Eagle’s Women in Mining OneWalk Team pictured with Sean Boyd and Paul Alofs)

Agnico Eagle’s Vice-Chairman & CEO, Sean Boyd, who is also a member of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Board, presented Alofs with an appreciation plaque for his 14 years of leadership and partnership.