Dr. Peter Forsyth is chairman of the Neuro-Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center and professor of oncology at the University of South Florida. An internationally recognized neuro-oncology physician-scientist, Dr. Forsyth joined Moffitt in 2011 after more than a decade with the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the University of Calgary in Canada, where he was a professor of oncology and neurosciences, as well as associate director of research.
Dr. Forsyth has a strong interest in malignant, invasive glioma brain tumors. He is currently investigating several tumor-inhibiting agents in Phase I clinical trials. One of his first priorities at Moffitt is to develop a neural tumor stem cell lab to expand research opportunities in novel therapeutic cancer-fighting drugs. Currently, he has 10 active grants funding his studies.
Dr. Forsyth received his medical degree at McMasters University in Ontario, completed a neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic and then a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Before joining Moffitt, he was interim director of the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Forsyth is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including receiving the Canadian Cancer Society Award of Excellence in Medicine & Health twice. In 2006, he was a guest professor at Second Hospital of Shangdong Province in China.