A Word from the CEO

A Word from the CEO

NEWS > A Word from the CEO 20 December 2023 A Word from the CEO Closing the Gap: Canada’s Urgent Need for Innovation in Life Sciences through Connected Health Data As we end 2023, Canada’s life science ecosystem finds itself at a critical juncture.  Having...

Stéphanie Michaud

ABOUT US > OUR GOVERNANCE > BOARD OF DIRECTORS > STÉPHANIE MICHAUD BOARD OF DIRECTORS STÉPHANIE MICHAUD PRESIDENT AND CEO, BIOCANRX Stéphanie Michaud brings over 20 years of public, government and private sector experience in research, science, technology and...

Anne Woods

ABOUT US > OUR GOVERNANCE > BOARD OF DIRECTORS > ANNE WOODS BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNE WOODS MANAGING DIRECTOR, LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTHCARE, RBCx Anne is the Managing Director of Life Sciences & Healthcare at RBCx where she brings over 25 years of...

Samir Courdy

ABOUT US > OUR GOVERNANCE > BOARD OF DIRECTORS > SAMIR COURDY BOARD OF DIRECTORS SAMIR COURDY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF INFORMATICS OFFICER AT CITY OF HOPE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER Samir Courdy is the SVP, Chief Informatics Officer for City of Hope...

Jean-Francois Baladi

ABOUT US > OUR GOVERNANCE > BOARD OF DIRECTORS > JEAN-FRANCOIS BALADI BOARD OF DIRECTORS JEAN-FRANCOIS BALADI MARKET ACCESS EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL Jean-Francois Baladi brings more than 30 years of experience in industry and research in the fields of health...

Aaron Leibtag

ABOUT US > OUR GOVERNANCE > BOARD OF DIRECTORS > AARON LEIBTAG BOARD OF DIRECTORS AARON LEIBTAG CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF PENTAVERE Aaron Leibtag is the cofounder and CEO of Pentavere, a globally recognized and award-winning AI digital health company that has...

Aaron Chao

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > AARON CHAO OPERATIONS TEAM AARON CHAO DATA AND ANALYTICS ENGINEER Aaron obtained his B.Math at the University of Waterloo majoring in Data Science. Over the past 5 years, he has played a critical role in building and...

Dr. Bill Evans, MD, FRCPC

ABOUT US > OUR team > operations TEAM > Winston Wu OPERATIONS TEAM Dr. Bill Evans, MD, FRCPC Consultant for Exactis Dr. Bill Evans is a medical oncologist and former healthcare administrator who directed cancer centres in Ottawa and Hamilton and served as the...

Winston Wu

ABOUT US > OUR team > operations TEAM > Winston Wu MANAGEMENT TEAM Winston Wu Chief Technology Officer Winston Wu joins Exactis with 20 years of technology and business experience in both consulting and industry. Winston consulted across many domains and...

Diana Salazar, MBA, M.Sc

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > Diana Salazar, MBA, MSC MANAGEMENT TEAM DIANA SALAZAR, MBA, MSC Director, Network Engagement Diana completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology (Major: genetics) at the University of Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia), a Master...

MYRIAM COSSETTE-VOYER, LLB, MBMD, CORPORATE SECRETARY

ABOUT US > OUR GOVERNANCE > BOARD OF DIRECTORS > MYRIAM COSSETTE-VOYER LLB, MBMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MYRIAM COSSETTE-VOYER, LLB, MBMD CORPORATE SECRETARY Ms Cossette-Voyer was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2012 after completing a Baccalaureate in Law and a...

DR. TERRY SULLIVAN, PAST CEO OF CANCER CARE ONTARIO

ABOUT US > OUR GOVERNANCE > BOARD OF DIRECTORS > DR. TERRY SULLIVAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS DR. TERRY SULLIVAN, PAST CEO OF CANCER CARE ONTARIO Dr. Terry Sullivan is Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Faculty of Medicine), the...

DR. MAHA KATABI, PHD, CFA, PARTNER SOFINNOVA

ABOUT US > OUR GOVERNANCE > BOARD OF DIRECTORS > MAHA KATABI, PHD, CFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAHA KATABI, PHD, CFA CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF EXACTIS INNOVATION, PARTNER SOFINNOVA Dr. Maha Katabi joined Sofinnova as a Partner in 2019 and is a member of the Board of...

SAMANTHA PARKER, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND CONTENT COORDINATOR

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > SAMANTHA PARKER OPERATIONS TEAM SAMANTHA PARKER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND CONTENT COORDINATOR Samantha joined Exactis in July 2022. She is responsible for coordinating administrative activities, as well as assisting...

EMILIE FARRAN, WELLNESS AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > ÉMILIE FARRAN OPERATIONS TEAM ÉMILIE FARRAN WELLNESS AND HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Emilie Farran joined Exactis Innovation’s team in May 2017 as an administrative assistant and was promoted in April 2022 to Wellness and...

PHIL MOORE, IT ANALYST

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > PHIL MOORE OPERATIONS TEAM PHIL MOORE IT ANALYST Phil Moore worked for Apple for seven years before joining Exactis in 2017, and brings over 16 years of experience in IT support. He is responsible for handling...

DR. KAHINA RACHEDI, MD, DATA COORDINATOR

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > DR. KAHINA RACHEDI, MD OPERATIONS TEAM DR. KAHINA RACHEDI, MD MEDICAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST Dr. Kahina Rachedi holds a medical degree with a specialization in obstetrics, gynecology, and breast cancer surgery from the...

CYRIELLE BEAUBOIS, MSC, DATA MANAGER

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > CYRIELLE BEAUBOIS, MSC OPERATIONS TEAM CYRIELLE BEAUBOIS, MSC SENIOR DATA MANAGER Cyrielle Beaubois obtained her B.SC at Bordeaux 2 University (France) and her M.Sc in Public Health and Epidemiology at the Institute of...

VINCENT NORMANDEAU-BABIN, MSC, IT PROJECT MANAGER

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > VINCENT NORMANDEAU-BABIN, MSC OPERATIONS TEAM VINCENT NORMANDEAU-BABIN, MSC IT PROJECT MANAGER Vincent Normandeau-Babin obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics from the Université de Montréal. He also holds a MSc...

DR. ROSA CHRISTODOULOPOULOS, PHD, PMT SITE MANAGER

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > ROSA CHRISTODOULOPOULOS, PHD OPERATIONS TEAM ROSA CHRISTODOULOPOULOS, PHD PMT SITE MANAGER Dr. Garyfallia (Rosa) Christodoulopoulos is a graduate of McGill University, where she obtained a PhD in the department of...

LOUBABA CHERKAOUI, MSC, QUALITY CONSULTANT

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > LOUBABA CHERKAOUI, MSC OPERATIONS TEAM LOUBABA CHERKAOUI, MSC QUALITY CONSULTANT Loubaba Cherkaoui is a clinical expert with profound knowledge and extensive experience in Quality Assurance, GCPs and related regulations...

GALINA POGOSSOVA, CLINICAL TRIAL ASSISTANT

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > GALINA POGOSSOVA OPERATIONS TEAM GALINA POGOSSOVA CLINICAL TRIAL ASSISTANT Galina Pogossova obtained a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University. Over the past 10 years, in her capacity as a research assistant, Galina...

HASMITA PATEL, SENIOR CLINICAL TRIAL ASSISTANT

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > HASMITA PATEL OPERATIONS TEAM HASMITA PATEL SENIOR CLINICAL TRIAL ASSISTANT Hasmita Patel has over 15 years experience in the CRO industry. Over the years she has gained valuable expertise in the recruitment and...

MARIA VERSHININ, CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > MARIA VERSHININ, MSC OPERATIONS TEAM MARIA VERSHININ, MSC CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Maria Vershinin joined Exactis in June 2022 as a clinical research associate. She obtained her MSc in Biopharmaceutical Sciences at...

SYEDA IRINE ISLAM, MSC, CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > SYEDA IRINE ISLAM, MSC OPERATIONS TEAM SYEDA IRINE ISLAM, MSC CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Syeda Irine Islam obtained her MSc in Biochemistry at Université de Montréal in 2020. Her most recent experience was at an...

CLIONA LITTLE, PROJECT MANAGER – DATA STRATEGY

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > CLIONA LITTLE OPERATIONS TEAM CLIONA LITTLE PROJECT MANAGER – DATA STRATEGY Cliona Little graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin (Ireland). She began her career as a...

PASCALE BRISEBOIS, PROJECT MANAGER

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > PASCALE BRISEBOIS OPERATIONS TEAM PASCALE BRISEBOIS PROJECT MANAGER Pascale Brisebois joined the Exactis team in November 2020 as a Clinical Research Associate and was promoted in June 2022 to Project Manager. She...

YASMINE MADAGH-BISKRI, MSC, PROJECT MANAGER / MATERNITY LEAVE

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > YASMINE MADAGH-BISKRI, MSC OPERATIONS TEAM YASMINE MADAGH-BISKRI, MSC SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER Yasmine Madagh-Biskri obtained her MSc in Molecular Chemistry at Pierre and Marie Curie University (France). She has previous...

DINA DELLA ROCCA, RN, BSC, DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > OPERATIONS TEAM > DINA DELLA ROCCA, RN, BSC OPERATIONS TEAM DINA DELLA ROCCA, RN, BSC DIRECTOR, CLINICAL & NETWORK OPERATIONS Dina Della Rocca joined Exactis in November 2021 as the Clinical Operations Manager and was promoted in May...

MYRIAM COSSETTE-VOYER, LLB, MBMD, EXTERNAL LEGAL COUNSEL

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > MYRIAM COSSETTE-VOYER, LLB, MBMD MANAGEMENT TEAM MYRIAM COSSETTE-VOYER, LLB, MBMD EXTERNAL LEGAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY Myriam Cossette-Voyer was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2012 after completing a...

DR. BILL EVANS, MD, FRCPC, CONSULTANT FOR EXACTIS

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > DR. BILL EVANS, MD, FRCPC MANAGEMENT TEAM DR. BILL EVANS, MD, FRCPC CONSULTANT FOR EXACTIS Dr. Bill Evans is a medical oncologist and former healthcare administrator who directed cancer centres in Ottawa and Hamilton...

MICHEL LEMIEUX, MBA, CPA, CMA, MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTANT

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > MICHEL LEMIEUX, MBA, CPA, CMA MANAGEMENT TEAM MICHEL LEMIEUX, MBA, CPA, CMA MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTANT Michel Lemieux joined Exactis in early 2019 as a managerial accountant. Before joining Exactis Innovation, Michel held...

DR. MAUD MARQUES, PHD, DIRECTOR SCIENTIFIC STRATEGY

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > MAUD MARQUES, PHD MANAGEMENT TEAM MAUD MARQUES, PHD DIRECTOR, SCIENTIFIC STRATEGY Dr. Maud Marques holds a PhD degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). She completed a 5-year...

DR. KAREN GAMBARO, PHD, DIRECTOR TRANSLATIONAL OPERATIONS

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > KAREN GAMBARO, PHD MANAGEMENT TEAM KAREN GAMBARO, PHD DIRECTOR, TRANSLATIONAL OPERATIONS Dr. Karen Gambaro holds a PhD degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France). She...

LESTER POON, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > LESTER POON MANAGEMENT TEAM LESTER POON CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER As Chief Development Officer, Lester Poon is responsible for promoting Exactis Innovation’s vision and mission, and securing sustainable industry...

DR. SUZAN MCNAMARA, PHD, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > SUZAN MCNAMARA, PHD MANAGEMENT TEAM SUZAN MCNAMARA, PHD CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER As Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Suzan McNamara is responsible for the operational functions of the organization which includes leadership,...

DR. GERRY BATIST, MD, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > DR. GERRY BATIST, MD MANAGEMENT TEAM DR. GERRY BATIST, MD CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER Dr. Gerry Batist is a medical oncologist and molecular pharmacologist. He is Director of the McGill Centre for Translational Research in...

DR. KOSTAS TRAKAS, PHD, CEO

ABOUT US > OUR TEAM > MANAGEMENT TEAM > KOSTAS TRAKAS, PHD MANAGEMENT TEAM KOSTAS TRAKAS, PHD CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Dr. Kostas Trakas joins Exactis from Noviscend Inc. where he was CEO and co-founder. Noviscend is a healthcare company distributing...
A Word from the CEO

A Word from the CEO

NEWS > A Word from the CEO 29 March 2023 A Word from the CEO Over the past couple of years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken a hard-line stance against drug products approved under the accelerated approval pathway, but that have not met their...
Refusing to take no for an answer

Refusing to take no for an answer

NEWS > Refusing to take no for an answer 29 March 2023 Refusing to take no for an answer HOW EXACTIS’ COO USED HER OWN BATTLE WITH CANCER TO FIGHT FOR ALL CANCER PATIENTS Dr. Suzan McNamara knew she was too young to die. At 31, she was diagnosed with a rare disease...

Moving the needle forward

NEWS > Moving the needle forward 29 March 2023 Moving the needle forward HOW PMT COORDINATORS ARE HELPING ACCELERATE CANCER RESEARCH In May 2016, Lee-Anne Pickard, a nurse with close to 20 years of experience in cancer research, was sent an article from the...
IARC Nov 8-10 conference 2022

IARC Nov 8-10 conference 2022

PUBLICATIONS > IARC Nov 8-10 conference 2022 22 November 2022 IARC Nov 8-10 conference 2022 Plenary themes under which authors will submit their abstracts:• Registries, research and health policy PERSONALIZE MY TREATMENT (PMT): A CANADIAN CANCER PATIENT REGISTRY....

Exactis, in top clinical trial companies based in Canada

We are pleased to have been chosen among the 39 best clinical trial companies in Canada according to the site: https://beststartup.ca/ Here is a summary of the article: This article showcases our top picks for the best Canada based Clinical Trials companies. These...

Exactis’ is pleased to announce their latest publication in Clinical and Translational Medicine entitled “Copy number and transcriptome alterations associated with metastatic lesion response to treatment in colorectal cancer”.

Since their initial description in 19481, small DNA fragments travelling in the non-cellular component of internal bodily fluids and excretions have revolutionized numerous fields in public health and preventive medicine2,3,4,5,6. Although its origins have been a...
The Next Steps for Precision Oncology in Canada

The Next Steps for Precision Oncology in Canada

Exactis Innovation is a pan-Canadian research network that accelerates biomarker-led clinical and translational research in areas of high-unmet medical need. Precision Medicine in Cancer Care The past decade has seen the emergence of precision medicine, a complicated...

COVID-19 Response

Dear Exactis Network,  With the current and ever-evolving situation with COVID-19, we wanted to provide you with an update on our response to date and our commitment moving forward. The health, safety and well-being of participants, and our Network...

Exactis celebrates 2 years of Personalize My Treatment!

Since November 2015 (when the first PMT participant signed the PMT informed consent form) you have helped us expand PMT throughout Canada and have recruited nearly 1,500 participants to name only a few milestones! The graphic below outlines some of the biggest feats...

$18.4 million investment to improve clinical research in cancer

The Quebec – Clinical Research Organization in Cancer (Q-CROC) was awarded a $9.2 million investment from the Quebec government over four years as part of the Fonds de partenariat pour un Québec innovant et en santé (FPQIS). This public-private partnership was...