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Robert Buckman
President, Humanist Association of Canada
Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto

Oncologist, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto

Dr. Robert Buckman lives in Toronto, Canada, where he is a medical oncologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and a full Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas.

He qualified as a physician from Cambridge University in 1972, completed his training in medical oncology at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London and emigrated to Toronto in 1985.

For the last twenty-five years he has also had a second career in communication and broadcasting, presenting television science-and medicine programs in Britain and then Canada, including his series Magic or Medicine? for which he won a Gemini award.

He is the author of fifteen books including How to Break Bad News, a medical textbook for physicians and healthcare professionals, What You Really Need To Know About Cancer a comprehensive guide for patients and their families, Not Dead Yet an autobiography, Can We Be Good Without God? Biology, Behavior and the Need to Believe, which was a national best-seller, “I Don’t Know What to Say…” How to Help and Support Someone Who is Dying, Magic or Medicine?, and Human Wildlife. His most recent book is Cancer is a Word, Not a Sentence.

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