Professor and Chair, Department of Oncology, McGill University
Department of Oncology
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Dr. Franco is James McGill Professor and Chair, Department of Oncology, and Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal. Since 1985 his research has focused on the molecular epidemiology and prevention of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus-associated diseases, cancers of the upper aero-digestive tract, prostate, endometrium, and childhood tumours. He published more than 430 articles, 55 chapters, and two books on the above topics. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and from the International Papillomavirus Society, the Women in US Government’s Leadership Award, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Warwick Prize, and the McLaughlin-Gallie Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He mentored more than 100 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Medicine and has served in the editorial boards of several top-tier journals in oncology and epidemiology. He is Officer of the Order of Canada and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.