Lorna M. Weir, MD FRCPC
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Active Staff: Radiation Oncologist
British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) – Vancouver Centre*
Hospital Authority: Provincial Health Services
Address: 600 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4E6
Phone: 604.877.6000 ext 2665 Fax: 604.877.0505
Major Clinical Focus –
• Breast cancer
• Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (Honours), University of British Columbia, Canada, 1980
• Doctor of Medicine, Queen’s University, Canada, 1985
• Internship and R2 Internal Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, 1985-1987
• Resident (Radiation Oncology), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1987-1990
• Clinical Fellow, BC Cancer Agency 1990-91
• Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Radiation Oncology) 1990
Biographic Summary ( Background, Academic Interests and Activities, Clinical Activities )
Dr. Weir has been in clinical practice since 1991, with expertise in breast cancer and sarcoma. She is also actively involved in teaching and clinical research. She has been the local Principal Investigator for breast cancer trials run through the NSABP from 1990 to the present. She served as chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for 6 years. She is currently a member of the UBC BCCA Research Ethics Board.
1. L Weir , C Speers, J d’Yachkova, I Olivotto Prognostic Significance of the Number of Axillary Lymph Nodes Removed in Patients with Node Negative Breast Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 20:1793-1799, 2002
2. T Shenkier, L Weir, M Levine, I Olivotto, T Whelan, L Reyo. Clinical practice guidelines for the care and treatment of breast cancer: Treatment for women with stage III or locally advanced breast cancer. CMAJ Vol 170, 983-93, 2004
3. Fyles AW. McCready DR. Manchul LA. Trudeau ME. Merante P. Pintilie M. Weir LM. Olivotto IA. Tamoxifen with or without breast irradiation in women 50 years of age or older with early breast cancer. New England Journal of Medicine. 351(10):963-70, 2004 Sep 2.
4. Clive S. Grant1, James N, Ingle2, Vera J. Suman3,Daniel A. Dumesic4, D. Lawrence Wickerham5, Richard D. Gelber6, Patrick J. Flynn7, Lorna M. Weir8, Mattia Intra9, Wayne O. Jones10, Edith A. Perez11, Lynn C. Hartmann2 Menstrual cycle and surgical treatment of breast cancer: Findings from the NCCTG N9431 study.. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2009 Aug 1, 27(22) 3620-6.
5. Olson R, Woods R, Lau J, Speers C, Lo A, Tyldesley S, Weir L. Does the intent to irradiate the internal mammary nodes impact survival in women with breast cancer? A population based analysis in British Columbia. Int. J. Radiation Biol Physics, Vol 83(1) Pages e35-e41, 1 May 2012
6. Paterson AH, Anderson SJ, Lembersky BC, Fehrenbacher L, Falkson CI, King KM, Weir LM, Brufsky AM, Dakhil S, Lad T, Baez-Diaz L, Gralow JR, Robidoux A, Perez EA, Zheng P, Geyer CE Jr, Swain SM, Costantino JP, Mamounas EP, Wolmark N. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Jul;13(7):734-42. Epub 2012 Jun 14.
* The British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA)-Vancouver Centre (VC) is the largest academic cancer centre for the BCCA, located in downtown Vancouver and treating about one third of the radiation oncology cancer patients in the Province of BC. Over 4360 cancer patients are seen each year in the radiation oncology department. There are 20 Radiation Oncology (RO) physician faculty with full disease site specialization and clinical programs of excellence, 2 General Practice (Internist) Oncology Physicians, 3 Clinical Fellows and 10 RO residents. The BCCA-Vancouver Centre also has 17 physicists and a graduate training program in physics, 15 nurses, >60 radiation therapists clerks, secretaries and many others within radiation oncology. General capabilities include 9 Linacs (including Truebeam), 1 cobalt, VMAT (first developed in the BCCA-VC), IMRT, SBRT, IGRT, HDR and LDR brachytherapy suites, and Protons (at the TRIUMF centre). The Vancouver Centre radiation oncology department conducts all levels of research (basic, translational, clinical, population), and is the main educational institution in BC for the training of graduate (residents) and undergraduate (medical) students. The interdisciplinary Radiation Oncology team is part of the even larger multidisciplinary and provincial teams.