The Behavioural Medicine Fitness Centre works closely with the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. The Institute's experts assist us in our work at the Centre.

Dr. John R. Mackey, Medical Director, Behavioural Medicine Fitness Centre (BMFC)

  • As a medical oncology clinical investigator, Dr. Mackey’s major interest is the study of new drug treatments for breast cancer.
  • Dr. Mackey is extensively involved in the clinical testing of new biological, hormonal, and cytotoxic drugs for the treatment of early stage and advanced disease.
  • As the Chair of the Northern Alberta Breast Cancer Program, he supervises the clinical and research programs for women with breast cancer in the referral area of the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton.
  • Dr. Mackey is also a Director of the Cancer International Research Group, and serves on the steering committees of four international adjuvant systemic therapy trials.


Canadian Collaborators

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Dr. Christine M. Friedenreich Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary Dr. Laura Q. Rogers SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL - Department of Internal Medicine Dr. Ron Plotnikoff, Chair in Physical Activity and Population Health Education University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr. John R. Mackey, Professor of Oncology

Cross Cancer Institute

Dr. Vivian Von Gruenigen, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Gynecologic Oncology at University Hospitals of Cleveland  Dr. Anna Hawkes  Cancer Council, Queensland, Australia
Dr. Roanne Segal, Medical Director of the Oncology Rehabilitation Program Ottawa Hospital, Ontario Dr. Jamie Ostroff, Clinical Health Psychologist Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Dr. Trish Livingston School of Nursing, Deakin University, Queensland, AU
Dr. Donald McKenzie, Exercise Scientist University of British Columbia, School of Human Kinetics Dr. Lynette Craft, Assistant Professor in Preventive Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine, Northerwestern University Dr. Lene Thorsen

Dept. of Psychosocial Oncology and Rehabilitation, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, University of Oslo, Norway

email: lene.thorsen@

Dr. Gordon Bell, Professor, Exercise Physiology Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
Dr. S. Nicole Culos-Reed, Associate Professor in Kinesiology Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
 Dr. Margie McNeely, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy  3-41 Corbett Hall.
Office (780) 248-1531