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Dr. Malcolm Brigden | Oncologist

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Dr. Malcolm Brigden, MD, FACP, FRCPC

Medical Oncologist/ Jack Ady Cancer Program, Lethbridge Alberta
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary

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ABOUT Dr. Malcolm Brigden

Putting My Experience
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For the past seven years, Dr Malcolm Brigden has been senior medical oncologist at the Jack Ady Cancer Program in Lethbridge Alberta as well as an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Calgary. He received his medical degree from McGill University and pursued postgraduate training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He also has a master’s degree in biophysics from the University British Columbia


Dr. Malcolm Brigden is a diplomat of the American boards of internal medicine, hematology, medical oncology, and holds Canadian fellowships in both internal medicine and hematology.

Dr. Brigden’s professional practice in Lethbridge Alberta includes the full spectrum of solid tumors as well as backup in malignant hematology. For several weeks of each year, he also helps to manage the medical oncology/malignant hematology program at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Prince County Hospital in Prince Edward Island.


Dr. Malcolm Brigden has previously worked in British Columbia, Ontario and the Maritimes. He has served as a locum visiting consultant overseas in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and India. His practice has typically focused on community or regional cancer programs that provide the full spectrum of medical oncology and malignant hematology services. Visit Dr. Malcolm Brigden Blog to learn more about Dr. Malcolm's achievements and research.


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Dr. Malcolm Brigden

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Brigden’s research interests include cost effective diagnostic testing, optimum cancer care follow-up and all aspects of community oncology practice. In collaboration with other members of the community oncology cancer care team, he has published a number of articles on the optimum functioning of community oncology programs including associated services and personnel such as social work, nurse practitioner services, advanced clinical pharmacy and physiotherapy.


Dr. Malcolm Brigden has served as a regional CPD educator for the Royal College of Physicians And Surgeons of Canada for Northern Ontario and continues to be active in wide variety of medical educational endeavors.


Relevant recent publications:


  1. Brigden M, An update on medical marijuana/cannabinoid prescribing in cancer patients. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Access at:

  2. Wilde M, Lesniak Walton S, Knapik G, Brigden M, Oncology social work services in the community oncology setting: The Jack Ady Cancer Centre experience. Oncology Exchange 2018; 17:12-16

  3. Grant A, Walton SL, BSc. OT, MPH; Brigden ML, et al Rehabilitative medicine and physiotherapy services in community oncology- The Jack Ady Cancer Program experience. Oncology Exchange 2017; 16 : No1, 14-19

  4. Rawson K, King J, Brigden ML et al. toward optimum use of oncology nurse practitioners in the community cancer care setting. Oncology Exchange 2016; 15:No 4, 21-25

  5. Brigden ML, Dobish R, Chambers C, Howard N. Expanding the role of clinical pharmacists in community oncology practice – Results of implementation at the Jack Ady Cancer Clinic. Oncology Exchange 2014;11:18-22


  7. Appropriate Use and Understanding of Tumor Markers


Dr. Malcolm's Search Interests

Dr Malcolm Brigden photographs and pictures. An Oil Painting of Dr. Malcolm Brigden, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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Dr. Malcolm Brigden earned his medical degree at McGill University Medical School, Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Malcolm Brigden received his postgraduate training in hematology-oncology at the University of Edmonton, Alberta, and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Dr. Malcolm L Brigden is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

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