Fred Saad, MD, FRCS, is Professor and Chair of Urology and Director of GU Oncology at the University of Montreal Hospital Centers (CHUM), Quebec, Canada. He holds the Raymond Garneau Chair in Prostate Cancer Research and is Director of Clinical Research and the Molecular Oncology Research Laboratory in Prostate Cancer. He is President of the Canadian Urologic Association and a past-president of the Quebec Urological Association. Between 2007 and 2013, he was Chair of the National Cancer Institute of Canada GU Group and the Canadian Urologic Oncology Group.
Professor Saad has played a leadership role and been a co-author on most of the practice-changing clinical trials and publications in advanced prostate cancer over the past 20 years. He currently sits on seven steering committees of ongoing international clinical trials and serves on several guideline committees. He is a member of several editorial boards, including those for Lancet Oncology, JAMA Oncology, Nature Urology, Genitourinary Cancer and Urology. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles, over 2000 scientific abstracts, 50 book chapters, and 8 books including ‘Understanding Prostate Cancer’ destined for patients with over 200,000 copies sold to date. With an h-factor of over 100 and more than 45,000 citations, he is listed as one of the world’s most cited clinician-scientists.
Professor Saad’s research interests include molecular prognostic markers, mechanisms of progression and new therapeutics in prostate cancer. He has over 40 clinical and basic research projects ongoing and has received over 30 million dollars in research grants. He has won numerous awards: the Leadership Award from the CHUM in 2005; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CHUM Research Center in 2014; the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Prostate Cancer Canada Network in 2017; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Quebec Urologic Association in 2018. Given his contributions to the field of prostate cancer, he received The National Order of Quebec in 2018, the highest award given by the Quebec government.
Preparation date: January 2019 - Zinc code: PHEM/ONCS/1018/0002f