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Cancer Drug System Quality Assurance Review

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Cancer Drug System Quality Assurance Review

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Dr. Jake Thiessen has been appointed to lead an independent review of quality assurance within Ontario's cancer drug supply chain.  

Dr. Thiessen is the Founding Director of the University of Waterloo's School of Pharmacy.  He is a former professor and associate dean at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. He earned his B.Sc. (Pharm) degree from the University of Manitoba, and went on to complete a M.Sc. at Manitoba and a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Thiessen's research interests have included new approaches in cancer treatment and new molecules to treat patients with iron overload.

He has broadened his experience and shared his expertise through work with the Drug Quality and Therapeutics Committee of the Ontario Ministry of Health, Health Canada's Scientific Advisory Committee on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology and the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.

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