Dr. Steven Narod is a world-leader in the field of breast and ovarian cancer genetics. Over the course of his career, he has profoundly shaped current knowledge of how to assess breast and ovarian cancer risk and reduce its mortality amongst carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. He studies various aspects of cancer prevention and screening, proving that prophylactic surgeries and medications can prevent hereditary breast and ovarian cancers.
Dr. Narod has identified founder mutations in a number of traditionally isolated ethnic populations, including people of French-Canadian, Bahamian and Ashkenazi Jewish descent. His database of 15,000 women from 30 countries supports numerous international collaborations in countries around the world, advancing cancer genetics in North America, Asia, Europe the Caribbean and Latin America.
Dr. Steven Narod is a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer, a University of Toronto professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine, and a senior scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, where he leads the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit.
In 2012, Dr. Narod was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and he holds two honorary degrees. He received the 2016 Killam Prize in health sciences. With more than 800 peer-reviewed publications and an h-index of 101, Dr. Narod is one of the most cited cancer researchers in the world.