Senior Medical Oncologist
ABOUT DR. MALCOLM BRIGDEN
Hi, I'm Dr. Malcolm Brigden
Dr. Malcolm Brigden Biography
Dr Malcolm Brigden from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada is a 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.
Dr. Brigden 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 of 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. Malcolm Brigden is a Canadian cancer specialist living and working in Lethbridge, Alberta. Malcolm Brigden attended McGill University and received his medical degree from there. Dr. Malcolm Brigden is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Calgary. Dr. Malcolm Brigden is a senior medical oncologist at the Jack Ady Cancer Program in Lethbridge Alberta.
Dr. Malcolm Brigden professional practice includes the full spectrum of solid tumors as well as backup in malignant hematology . Past administrative experience includes Medical Directorship at Island Medical Laboratories on Vancouver Island, Royal College CME educator for Northern Ontario , Director of the Medical Oncology Section of the Saskatchewan Provincial Program and Head of the Medical Staff Association for the Sault Ste. Marie regional Hospital for several years.
Dr. 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 centered on community or regional cancer programs that provide the full spectrum of medical oncology and malignant hematology services.
Dr. Brigden’s research interests are team focused and 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.
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: http://www.cpsa.ca/an-update-on-medical-marijuana-cannabinoid-prescribing-in-cancer-patients/
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
Malcolm Brigden, MD, FACP, FRCPC
Medical Oncologist/ Jack Ady Cancer Program, Lethbridge Alberta
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary
Dr. Malcolm Brigden MISSION STATEMENT
Hope Meets Science
Dr. Malcolm Brigden's mission is to combine the strength of hope with the power of medicine, one patient at a time.
Dr. Malcolm Brigden:
Dr. MALCOLM L. BRIGDEN is a medical oncologist, a doctor who focuses on diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and biological therapy. A medical oncologist like Dr. MALCOLM BRIGDEN often is the main health care provider for somebody who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and should coordinate the treatment given by other specialists.
Medical oncology is the specialty of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and, more specifically, the management of cancer treatment.
A medical oncologist like Dr. Malcolm Brigden is an internist who has completed a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency in oncology and general medicine. Dr. Malcolm Brigden has knowledge of all aspects of the treatment of cancer including chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, and biological therapy. In practice, it's the medical oncologist like Dr. Malcolm Brigden who determines the right choice of medicine and therefore the dosage and schedule of medicines to tend. Consultation with radiation therapists and surgeons is frequent in order that chemotherapy is often combined with these modalities when it offers the simplest outcome.
The medical oncologist like Dr. Malcolm Brigden usually is the manager of the care of a cancer patient. Expertise in pain management, treatment of chemotherapy side effects, psychological care, and social needs all are considered by Dr. Malcolm Brigden the medical oncologist. A medical oncologist like Dr. Brigden may have an interest in certain sorts of cancer or certain therapies like biological therapy. But, the medical oncologist like Dr. Malcolm Brigden has the training, experience, and skills spotting out the newest information on all sorts of cancer and all types of therapy.