Dr. Anna Tinker obtained her medical degree and trained in internal medicine in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta. She completed her medical oncology training in Vancouver and spent two years as a research fellow at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia. In 2006, Dr. Tinker joined the BC Cancer Agency and began honing her clinical focus on gynecological cancers. Together, she and her colleagues are working to understand the differences in cancers based on changes in the tumour’s genetic code as well as how the immune system and tumours interact. Dr. Tinker also leads the SMART project, which encourages doctors and patients around the world to adopt similar treatment approaches to rare cancers and record the outcomes of these treatments in the hopes of finding new solutions for patients.
You can read Dr. Tinker’s blog posts here.