Dr. François Bénard Vice-president, research, BC Cancer Dr. Bénard trained in medicine and nuclear medicine in Sherbrooke, Quebec. After undertaking a Research Fellowship in Positron Emission Tomography at the University of Pennsylvania, he is now the Head of Nuclear Medicine and Professor, Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia, and holds the BC Leadership Chair in Functional Cancer Imaging at the University of British Columbia. He is also the Scientific Director of the Centre of Excellence for Functional Cancer Imaging at the BC Cancer Agency and a distinguished scientist at the BC Cancer Research Centre. His research interests are in positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear medicine, and cancer imaging. His current projects relate to the development of new radiopharmaceuticals to image receptors and enzymes overexpressed in breast and prostate cancers, as well as to new isotope production methods. You can read Dr. Bénard's blog posts here.