Dr. Christopher Kwesi O. Williams

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, Hematology / Oncology Consultancy, Cancer Centres of Canada & U.S.A., Vancouver, BC. Born: Ibadan, Nigeria.

Dr. Christopher Kwesi Oladipupo Williams has specialized in the area of cancer care, clinical hematology and cancer research throughout the course of his career.

Highlights: Medical: Medical Oncologist, Olympic Medical Cancer Center, Port Angeles, Washington State, (since October 12, 2009); Vancouver Island Cancer Centre, of the BC Cancer Agency, where he developed the Nanaimo Cancer Clinic to enable Central Vancouver Island patients to access specialized cancer care, including participation in clinical trials for national and international research programs (1997-2003); Medical Oncologist, Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation, serving as coordinator, National Cancer Institute of Canada clinical trials group studies at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre (1989-97); was also Supervisor of the academic program at this Centre (1994-97). Consultant in Hematology and Oncology at the Hamad General Hospital, in Qatar, serving as chief of the Hematology/Oncology unit (1986-89). Academic: Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia (1997-2003); Associate Professor, Oncology, University of Saskatchewan (1989-97); Senior Lecturer, Hematology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1979-86).

Other: Committed to advancing cancer care and research in Africa through the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), of which he was Co-Founder (1983); reactivated AORTIC in 2000, the group now includes expatriate African cancer care physicians and scientists.

Affiliations: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); American Association for Cancer Research (AACR); Breast Cancer Program Peer Review Panel, US Army Research and Development; Principal Investigator, National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials; National AIDS Committees, Nigeria and Qatar; Senate, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1984-86).

Works: Articles in: Journal of Clinical Oncology; Leukemia; British Cancer Journal; East African Medical Journal; Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics; Lancet; New England Journal of Medicine; British Medical Journal; European Journal of Cancer; Senior Editor, Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent (2006); Co-Editor, Cancer in Nigeria (1982), Chapters in: Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent (2006); Cancer in Nigeria (1987); AIDS in Africa (1994); AIDS and Associated Cancers in Africa (1988); AIDS, The Safety of Blood and Blood Products (1987); Burkitt’s Lymphoma (1985); Virus Associated Cancer in Africa (1984); Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology (1993).

Education: Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1993, re-certified, 2003); Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), Internal Medicine and Hematology (1977), Medical Oncology (1992); MD, University of Munich, Germany (1969).