In this blog Dr. Moore explains how he almost became an accountant until he developed mono. Then at university he changed direction to oncology after visiting patients at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He is now president of the BC Cancer Agency.
Whenever I visited B.C., I was always impressed by the passion and commitment of the staff at BC Cancer Agency and the research centres. I was excited to join the Agency, as I did last fall, because of its model of a patient-centred and integrated cancer care and research system. It’s very unique, and I saw great potential.
Being close to the patients has always been important to me. That’s why I was happy to return recently to clinical practice one day a week. I missed seeing patients and also feel that working in a clinical setting will give me a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities.