Dr. Bill Evans

Board of Directors

Dr. Bill Evans trained as an Internal Medicine specialist at the University of Toronto and undertook subspecialty training in Medical Oncology at the Princess Margaret Hospital. He practiced for 10 years at the Toronto General Hospital where he developed a clinical and research focus on lung cancer. He was recruited to Ottawa as Head of Medical Oncology in 1985 and subsequently he established the University of Ottawa’s Interdepartmental Program in Oncology which he chaired and led the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre as the CEO for 12 years. He returned to Toronto in 2000 to lead the provincial systemic therapy program at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). From 2005 to June 2013, he was the President of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences and a regional vice-president for cancer services for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN. He also established the Department of Oncology at McMaster University and was its inaugural chair. He is now “semi” retired and is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Oncology, McMaster University. He currently serves on the Board of the Hamilton Community Foundation and joined the Cancer Assistance Program Board of Directors in 2015. Bill is the host of the “Cancer Assist Show” podcast available on our website, Apple, Google and Spotify. Bill has published over 275 publications in peer-reviewed journals on various aspects of lung cancer treatment, the cost and cost-effectiveness of cancer care and on various aspects of health care delivery.