Who's Who


Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2005SabbaticalGenomics, ProteomicsKarolinska Hospital and InstituteStockholmSweden
1995SabbaticalHead and neck cancerJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MAUSA
1978Post-DoctorateCancer biologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
1976PhDCell biologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
1972Bachelor of ScienceCell biologyUniversity of SaskatchewanReginaCanada


Current Research Projects

  • Improving predictive models for oral premalignant disease progression by applying human papillomavirus analysis to a longitudinal cohort
    BC Cancer Agency/Simon Fraser University (PI) (IARC: co-applicant)

  • Studies on HPV and oral cancer
    Consultant for IARC

  • HPV in tonsils: natural history of infection and role in oral cancers (HPV-THINC project)
    BC Cancer Agency/Simon Fraser University (PI)

  • Fluorescence visualization-guided surgery trial for oral cancer control (COOLs Trial)
    BC Cancer Agency/Simon Fraser University (PI)

  • Prevention of oral cancer through technology development and knowledge transfer to the community
    BC Cancer Agency/Simon Fraser University (PI)


Selected Publications

Zhang L, Poh CF, Williams M, Laronde DM, Berean K, Gardner PJ, Jiang H, Wu L, Lee JJ, Rosin MP. (2012) Loss of Heterozygosity (LOH) Profiles - Validated Risk Predictors for Progression to Oral Cancer. Cancer Prev Res 5(9) : 1081-1089

Poh CF, Durham JS, Brasher PM, Anderson DW, Berean KW, MacAulay CE, Lee JJ, Rosin MP. (2011) Canadian Optically-guided approach for Oral Lesions Surgical (COOLS) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer 11 : 462

Poh CF, MacAulay CE, Laronde DM, Williams PM, Zhang L, Rosin MP. (2011) Squamous cell carcinoma and precursor lesions: diagnosis and screening in a technical era. Periodontol 2000 57 : 73-88

Auluck A, Hislop G, Bajdik C, Poh C, Zhang L, Rosin M. (2010) Trends in oropharyngeal and oral cavity cancer incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related and HPV-unrelated sites in a multicultural population: the British Columbia experience. Cancer 116 : 2635-2644

British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program, BC Cancer Agency; College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.(Rosin M). (2008) Guideline for the early detection of oral cancer in British Columbia 2008. J Can Dent Assoc 74: 245

Scientific Societies Membership

Member, Faculty of Medicine Oncology Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (since 1992)
Consulting Professional Scientific Staff Member, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada (since 1982)
Member, International Agency Dental Research (IADR) Oral Health Inequalities Network (since 2012)
Member, Canadian Centre for Applied Research In Cancer Control (ARCC) - Advancing Health Economics, Services Policy and Ethics (since 2011)
Member, Systems Analytic Approach to Living (SynAL) with Chronic Disease (since 2010)