Dr. Philippe Lefrançois wins clinician scientist award

Dr. Philippe Lefrançois

Congratulations to Dr. Philippe Lefrançois of the JGH Division of Dermatology and researcher at the Lady Davis Institute on winning the Marathon of Hope Clinician Scientist Award, valued at $225,000. This has been matched by the JGH for a total of $450,000 over three years. Using these funds, Dr. Lefrançois hopes to determine why a small fraction of skin cancers become extremely aggressive. They spread to the surrounding skin and distant organs, leading to serious complications.