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Sandra Fischer

Title & Affiliation:
Consultant Liver Pathology
Clinician Investigator
Associate Professor
Division of Anatomic Pathology, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Most-cited Article:
GATA6 Expression Distinguishes Classical and Basal-like Subtypes in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Q: What is your primary area of study/research?
A: Hepatobiliary cancer, focus on biomarker discovery and validation.

Q: What influenced your decision to embark on a research career?
A: My career and passion for research were sealed early in my life. I was very curious about how disease develops, particularly cancer. I saw science as the natural path to find answers and help others.

Q; What excites you most about your research area?
A: The challenges, working with brilliant and enthusiastic colleagues, and making new discoveries.

Q: What do you do for fun outside of work? What are your passions and hobbies?
A: I very much enjoy family time, sharing my life with my endlessly inquisitive 10-year-old daughter and my two grandchildren. I also enjoy outdoor activities and wildlife. I am preparing for my first triathlon.


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