Nigel Brockton

last updated 4/22/2018

Nigel T. Brockton

President at One Aim Cycling Club

General Information

Experience

Research Scientist - Molecular Cancer Epidemiology - Alberta Health Services

Research Scientist - Molecular Cancer Epidemiology - University of Calgary

Research Scientist ( Molecular Epidemiologist ) - Alberta Health Services

Education

Applied Marine Biology , Heriot-Watt University

PhD

PhD - Genetic Epidemiology , Department of Medicine

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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.

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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. His research is focused on how inflammation and micronutrient can affect the progression and spread of cancer. He 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. Dr. Brockton's 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. Dr. Brockton 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. He is married, and has two beautiful children: Josh (9) and Ella (6).

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