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Meet Our Team - B2B Research Program
Dr. Nigel Brockton
Dr. Nigel Brockton joined the AHS Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research as a Research Scientist (Molecular Epidemiologist) in May 2007, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology, University of Calgary.
Dr. Brockton graduated with a BSc. (Hons.) in Applied Marine Biology from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1994.
He went on to receive a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology from the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland in 2003, and completed post-doctoral training in the Division of Maternal and Child Health Sciences at the University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland.
research is focused on how inflammation and micronutrient can affect the progression and spread of cancer.
also focuses on building population-based prospective cohorts of cancer patients in order to identify ways to minimize the risk of the spread and progression of cancer and create resources for multidisciplinary research.
current major research projects are:
2009 - present: Breast cancer To Bone (B2B) Metastases Research Program, with funding from the Alberta Cancer Research Institute
2010 - present: Colorectal cancer Lifestyle and Environment in Alberta Research (CLEAR) study (The Role of Vitamin D and Inflammation in Colorectal Cancer Metastases), with funding from the Alberta Cancer Foundation
2008 -present: Ohlson Research Initiative in Head & Neck Cancer, Prognostic and predictive biomarkers.
At 18 years of age, Dr. Brockton
was diagnosed with a Ewing's Sarcoma and underwent surgery and 13 months of chemotherapy.
This was followed by a recurrence three years later, in 1992, resulting in surgery, intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
finished treatment in March of 1993.
Dr. Brockton was a member of the British Speed Skiing Team (1994 - 2007 & 2011 - 2013), F.I.S. World #3 (2003 - 2004), with a personal best speed of 241.45kph (150.10mph) set in Les Arcs France, 2005.
He is a keen cyclist and founded the One Aim Team, the second largest team in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2011, 2012 & 2013; they have raised almost $1Million in the last 4 years.
is married, and has two beautiful children: Josh (9) and Ella (6).
Team Bios - One Aim Cycling Club
Dr. Nigel Brockton
Knows the value of research because he
would not be alive today without the cancer research that enabled him to be cured.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer: Featured Riders
Speed skiing record holder Nigel Brockton may be the fastest man in Canada on skis, but his goal in the Ride to Conquer Cancer is to "settle into a comfortable rhythm and enjoy the scenery.
Once asked by a sports reporter if it helps to be a bit mad, Brockton
replied "Bombing straight down slopes at twice Britain's road speed limit is not for the faint hearted.
has twice broken the British record in speed skiing and is the only British ski racer to have won an FIS World Cup Race, but it's clear that this Ride
will be an adrenaline rush of a different kind for him.
A serious cyclist, Brockton logs 6000km per year riding to and from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary where he works as a research scientist in cancer epidemiology.
no longer travels at twice the posted speed limit, but sharing this journey so that the reasons to ride are some day eradicated, will be "the pinnacle" of his
remembers that the "most arduous aspect" of his
cancer treatment was "the inactivity imposed by the effects of chemotherapy.
As a cancer survivor and researcher whose work is funded by events like this, he's
motivated to participate in "this magnificent ride.
advice to those training for the event?
"Get together with friends and go for a ride!
there's nothing like the freedom and the "direct connection you feel with the environment that you're cycling through."
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Brockton - who now specializes in cancer research - isn't afraid to talk about his battle with cancer, nor is Mary Beth Eckersley, who underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in mid-August.
the first Albertan to complete Everesting challenge to raise money for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
"As if riding more than 200 kilometres over two days in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer were not enough, one team decided to up the ante just two weekends before this year's event.
The plan was simple: to climb the hill near Dr. Nigel Brockton's Calgary community, Tuscany, on a bike enough times to equal the distance of climbing Mt. Everest.
Inspired by a group of Australians that had completed the same "Everesting" feat - to date some 660 worldwide people have completed the challenge - Brockton
, with the support of his
One Aim team, became the first person in Alberta."...read the full article here.
Physician-led cyclists help raise millions in Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
"The team of 110 riders - led by founder, cyclist
and cancer survivor 44-year-old Dr. Nigel Brockton, a research Scientist with CancerControl Alberta, AHS - has raised a cancer-busting $1.75 million since the team's 2010 creation.
has had two brushes with cancer.
At the age of 18, after his
second diagnosis with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare type of bone tumor, he
decided to be a cancer researcher.
"I really shouldn't be alive, but here I am 26 years later - and doing my part to support others diagnosed with cancer," says Brockton
"I ride with an amazing group of people with so many great stories to tell."
It's those stories that fuel Brockton's research and compassion for helping people with the disease.
"My research focuses on why people get cancer and who is at the greatest risk of their cancer spreading," says Brockton
."...read the full article here.
Dr. Nigel Brockton on Global TV
Dr. Nigel Brockton
visited Global TV to talk about the recent CANSuffer to Conquer Cancer event, which was held to help raise donations for the OneAim Cycling Club
and their participation in this year's Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
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