A scientist, mentor and innovator
Trained in mathematics and physics, Dr. Harold Johns is famed for applying the principles of physics to medicine and making significant contributions to cancer research. Dr. Johns joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan where he established the medical physics group at the Saskatchewan Cancer Commission. This focus on cancer led to his ground-breaking research and development of the first Cobalt-60 Beam Therapy Unit, a revolutionary device that would advance cancer diagnosis and treatment and save millions of lives worldwide. Dr. Johns’ lifelong research and devotion to cancer research has shaped the modern field of medical biophysics and advanced imaging in Canada.