Faculty Members

Dr. Anthea Peters

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Division of Hematology (DoM)

About Me

I am an adult hematologist currently appointed as Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, and cross appointed to the Department of Oncology. I obtained a Master's of Science in Medical Genetics at the University of Alberta (2003), followed by a Medical Degree at the University of Saskatchewan (2006), residency training at the University of Alberta (Internal Medicine 2006-2009) and the University of Calgary (Hematology 2009-2011), and a fellowship in lymphoma at the University of Calgary (2011-2012). My clinical and research interests centre around lymphoproliferative malignancies in adults. 

Research

I conduct clinical and collaborative biomedical research in lymphoproliferative disease. I have developed a registry for Alberta patients diagnosed with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) following solid organ transplant and am working on several clinical research projects utilizing this resource, including collaborative work with other major transplant centres in Canada. My most recent research grant investigates a rapid novel technique for predicting results of FISH, a molecular test currently used to identify high risk patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, as a means to expedite patient care and save public health care dollars. I am also an investigator in several interventional clinical trials conducted at the Cross Cancer Institute and the University of Alberta Hospital for patients with non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and cold agglutinin disease.  

Research Grants

Currently active:

University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition 2017

Title: “Novel MYC Immunohistochemistry Classifier to Predict MYC Translocation by Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma”

Role: Principal Investigator

Total Budget: CAN$: 35,000

Completed:

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS) Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) Project – Cancer 201301 Competition

Title: “Improving the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Post-

Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders after Solid Organ Transplantation

Using Peripheral Blood and Tissue Biomarkers”

Role: Collaborative Co-Lead

Total Budget: CAN$: 737,363


Research Keywords

biomarker, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, clinical trials, diffuse large B cell lymphoma, Epstein-Barr virus, follicular lymphoma, immunosuppression, lymphoma, Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder, prognostic factors, Solid organ transplant