Board Members – Dr. Elaine McWhirter


Dr. McWhirter is a Staff Medical Oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC) in Hamilton, and an Associate Professor at McMaster University.  She received her BSc, MSc (Microbiology) and Medical degrees from the University of Toronto.  Training in Medical Oncology continued in Toronto; she completed a fellowship in Investigational New Drugs at Princess Margaret Hospital.  Her interests include New Drug Development in Melanoma and Gastrointestinal Cancers, and melanoma prevention.  Professional Memberships include the Melanoma Executive Committee of the National Cancer Institute, and the Melanoma Disease Site Group of the Cancer Care Ontario Program in Evidence-Based Care. She is the local PI on a number of international clinical trials in melanoma and GI malignancies.