Patricia Tang

Patricia Tang, MD

Positions

Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Oncology

Member

Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.521.3688

Admin Assistant

Larissa Mazur

Office: 403.521.3688

Background

Educational Background

B.S. Medicine, University of Alberta, 1997

Doctor of Medicine Medicine, University of Alberta, 2000

Biography

Dr. Patricia Tang is a medical oncologist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. She completed her MD with Distinction and Honors in Research at the University of Alberta, oncology training at the University of Calgary, followed by a drug development fellowship focusing on design of early phase clinical trials and biomarker development at the Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto. She was awarded an American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award in 2007 and the Ralph Meyer Phase III Program Young Investigator Award in 2016. Currently, she is the Southern Alberta Gastrointestinal Tumor Group Leader, the Alberta Representative to 3CTN, as well as the Centre Representative for the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for CCTG. Her clinical area of expertise is in gastrointestinal malignancies and breast cancer. She is a junior member of the NCI Colon Task force, and has reviewed grants for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as well as Pancreatic Cancer Canada.

Research

Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Health services research
Summary of Research

Dr. Tang’s research interests are clinical trials, investigational new drugs, and health services. She is currently collaborating with Drs. Simon and Sinnarajah on developing an early palliative care pathway for metastatic colorectal cancer patients funded by CIHR and Alberta Health.

Awards

  • Teaching Award for Evidence Based Medicine, 2009
  • Chancellor's Club Scholarship, 2008
  • Medical Oncology Fellows Teaching Award for Evidence Based Medicine, 2007
  • Queens M Esdale Memorial Scholarship, 2007
  • European Society of Medical Oncology Travel Award, 2006
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, 2000
  • University of Alberta Undergraduate Scholarship: Golden Key National Honour Society, 1998
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award, 1997
  • Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, 1993

Publications