Carolyn Nessim - Next Frontiers to Cure Cancer 2021

Carolyn Nessim

The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Carolyn Nessim is a Surgical Oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. She completed her general surgery residency and Masters in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montreal and did her Surgical Oncology Fellowships at the University of Toronto and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Her clinical practice focuses on the treatment of patients with Soft Tissue Sarcoma/GIST, Melanoma and Gastric cancer. She is a Clinician Investigator in the Cancer Therapeutic Program (CTP) at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). She leads many collaborative research projects nationally and internationally in soft tissue sarcoma and melanoma. She is a member and lead of the Research Evaluation Committee of the Trans-Atlantic Australasian Retro-Peritoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG) and Chair of the Melanoma Surgery and Surveillance Clinical trials Committee for the NCIC-Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG).