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Dr. Fred Ashbury, PhD, MACE, CSO

30+ Years of Cancer Leadership Experience

Former CSO with OpTx Corp

Former Senior Executive with Cancer Care Ontario and the Alberta Cancer Board

Fred is a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at VieCure. He is responsible for developing, maintaining, and codifying VieCure’ s oncology clinical content knowledge base, and the design and implementation of the diagnostic, treatment, supportive care and post-treatment rehabilitation and survivorship rules that underpin VieCure’s platform.

He received his bachelor’s degree (honors) from the University of Toronto, his master’s degree from Queen’s University, and his doctorate from York University. His principal areas of focus are medical oncology and behavioral sciences.

He is a former senior executive with the National Cancer Institute of Canada, Cancer Care Ontario, the Alberta Cancer Board, OpTx Corporation, and BridgeSite Clinical Research. His clinical research activities include: intervention research, knowledge translation and supportive care.

Fred has mentored oncology practices and networks worldwide to define key performance indicators and quality metrics based on current evidence and practice; these metrics are being used to establish practice accountability, reporting and quality improvement.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; board member for the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC); Chair of the Guidelines Committee, MASCC.

Fred is currently appointed in the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, and the Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prior appointments have included the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, the Department of Oncology, McGill University, and Illawara Health & Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, major reports, and paper/poster presentations in oncology health services delivery, quality in cancer care, and supportive care. Fred is the Editor-in-Chief for the top-ranked journal in supportive oncology, Supportive Care in Cancer, and sits on the editorial boards of the British Medical Journal (Open) and SN: Comprehensive Clinical Sciences.

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