The GU BioBank Team consists of a dynamic group of research coordinators, study assistants, lab technicians, students and a multitude of volunteers. We work collaboratively to achieve the goals of the research program while protecting the rights and wellbeing of all consenting participants.
Neil Fleshner is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, Head of the Division of Urology and Director of the Genito-Urinary (GU) BioBank at the University Health Network and The Princess Margaret, and was recently awarded the Love Chair in Prostate Cancer Prevention at The Princess Margaret. Dr. Fleshner is a surgeon and clinician scientist and an established leader in cancer prevention with an emphasis on prostate cancer. He has achieved international reputation as a talented cancer researcher who made significant contributions in the field of urologic oncology. He earned his MPH degree from the School of Public Health at Columbia University and completed his oncology training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr Fleshner is an avid music lover and father of three. He has authored over 220 scientific papers.
Dr. Fleshner's current research priorities include translational, clinical and health services research, which includes, but is not limited to the understanding of prostate cancer pathogenesis, progression, and prevention. Dr. Fleshner developed the GU BioBank in 2008, which was a striking achievement and has been a highly successful program to-date, serving as the platform for several successful peer-reviewed grants, publications and international collaborations.