Research Day 2024 Keynote Speaker

Research Day 2024 Keynote Speaker Cynthia Menard


  • Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • Time: 11:40 AM – 12:25 PM EDT.
  • Event: UTDRO/STARS21 Research Day 2024
  • Title: Portraits from data: Empowering strides in cancer care
  • Keynote: Dr. Cynthia Ménard


Will share insights and stories in image (data) guidance on the road to improving outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the truths and fallacies of data-powered therapeutic interventions
  • Review the relationship between navigating bias and harnessing expertise in precision medicine

About Dr. Cynthia Ménard

Dr. Cynthia Ménard received the M.D. degree from the University of Calgary, AB, Canada, in 1996. She completed her residency in radiation oncology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 2001. She is currently the Chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Montreal Hospital Center (CHUM), a Professor at the University of Montreal, and a Researcher at the CHUM Research Center. She is also a TECHNA member at the University of Toronto.

Previously, she was a Clinician Scientist in the Radiation Medicine Program at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. She pursued postgraduate research training as a Fellow in the Radiation Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NIH) until 2003.

Her research interests include radiation therapy through the development, validation, and clinical application of MRI techniques to radiation treatment planning, response assessment, and treatment adaptation. She has specifically invested her efforts in improving radiotherapy for patients with prostate cancer.

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