Dr. Fred Saad is a professor of surgery at the University of Montreal. He is currently chief of Urology and Director of Urologic Oncology at the University of Montreal Hospital Centre (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, CHUM). He also heads the Molecular Prostate Cancer Research Lab at the Montreal Cancer Institute and is Director of Oncology Research at the CHUM research centre. Since 2004, he has held the University of Montreal Chair in Prostate Cancer Research. In 2005, he received the Leadership Award in Medicine from the University of Montreal Hospital Centre.
Dr. Saad is a past president of the Quebec Urological Association and is currently president of the National Cancer Institute of Canada G-U Group, the Canadian Urologic Oncology Group and GU Global. He is a member of ten editorial boards and serves as a reviewer for more than 30 urology and oncology journals. He has published over 300 scientific articles and book chapters and has collaborated on over 800 scientific abstracts presented at scientific meetings around the world. He is co-editor of several books, including the first two editions of Understanding Prostate Cancer, which sold over 150,000 copies.
His main research interests include molecular prognostic markers in prostate cancer and new treatments for advanced prostate cancer. He is currently coordinating more than 40 clinical and basic research projects in urologic oncology. Nationally and internationally, he has been an invited speaker/professor over 300 times, due to his involvement in research and medical education.