Peter Lim, MD FRCPC

Clinical Associate Professor
University of British Columbia (UBC)

Active Staff – Radiation Oncologist
British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) – Vancouver Centre*

Active Staff – Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre

Director of Clinical Fellowship Program, (BCCA) – Vancouver Centre*

City: Vancouver
Hospital Authority: Provincial Health Services

Address:   BCCA-VCC
600 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6

Phone604.877.6000      Fax:  604.877.0505

Major Clinical Focus –Gynaecologic oncology

• Medical Doctor (Medicine), University of British Columbia, Canada, 1989
• Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1985

• Fellowship, Stanford University, San Francisco, California, 1994-1995
• Chief Resident (Radiation Oncology), University of British Columbia, Canada, 1992-1993
• Chief Resident (Radiation Oncology), BC Cancer Agency, Canada, 1992-1993
• Resident (Radiation Oncology), University of British Columbia, Canada, 1990-1994
• Resident (Radiation Oncology), BC Cancer Agency, Canada, 1990-1994
• Internship, Memorial University Hospital, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, 1989-1990

Biographic Summary ( Background, Academic Interests and Activities, Clinical Activities )
Gynecologic oncology with particular interest in endometrial cancer.


1. Alkushi A, Abdul-Rahman ZH, Lim P, Schulzer M, Coldman A, Kalloger SE, Miller D, Gilks CB. Description of a novel system for grading of endometrial carcinoma and comparison with existing grading systems. American Journal of Surigcal Pathology 29(3): 295-304, 2005 Mar
2. Martin JD, Gilks B, Lim P. Papillary serous carcinoma – A less radio-sensitive subtype of endometrial cancer. Gyne Oncol. 98(2): 299-303, 2005 Aug
3. Alkushi A, Clarke BA, Akbari M, Makretsov N, Lim P, Miller D, Magliocco A, Coldman, A, van de Rijn M, Huntsman D, Parker R, Gilks CB. Identification of prognostically relevant and reproducible subsets of endometrial adenocarcinoma based on clustering analysis of immunostaining data. Modern Pathology. 20(11):1156-65, 2007 Nov

* 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.