Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
Dr. Nigel Brockton
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Dr. Nigel Brockton nearly became a marine biologist, but after surviving cancer twice in his 20s, he became a cancer researcher, instead. He now studies molecular epidemiology at Calgary’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre. He became one of the co-investigators on the Tomorrow Project, a long-term research project that aims to track the health of 50,000 Albertans over the next 50 years to investigate cancer prevention and treatment. And while Brockton is known for his research into the effects of HPV and inflammation in the progression of cancers, he’s not content only with doing lab work. The doctor is also a vocal supporter of fundraising efforts and participates annually in the 200-kilometre Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. In 2011, he raised more than $4,000 as a participant in the ride.