Vera Peters

Medicine

Pioneer in Psychosocial Oncology

Birthdate
April 28, 1911

Birthplace
Rexdale, Ontario

Date of Death
October 1, 1993

Place of Death
Toronto, Ontario

Family Members
  • Spouse: Ken Lobb

Title
Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto, 1982

Status
Deceased

Degrees
  • M.D. University of Toronto, 1934
  • Dr.Sc., York University, Toronto
  • LLD, Queen’s University, Kingston

Awards
  • Peters-Boyd Academy of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto named in her honor
  • Woman of Distinction Award, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 1988
  • Gold Medal, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 1979
  • Medaille Antoinne Beclere, France
  • Officer of the Order of Canada, 1978

Mentor

Dr. Gordon Richards, a radiation oncologist and director of the Department of Radiology at the Toronto General Hospital, who treated her mother for breast cancer and awakened her interest in treating cancer with radiation therapy


Last Updated
August 19, 2005

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