Dr. Parulekar is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School where she also completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology (1996). This was followed by a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at the Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre. Since 1999, she has held a joint clinical/research position at Queen's University. Within the Cancer Clinical Trials division/NCIC CTG, she acts as Senior Investigator for national and international studies in melanoma, as well as carcinoma of the breast, head and neck, and genitourinary system. Other interests include issues relating to clinical trial design and conduct, as well as the challenges and opportunities in clinical trials involving developing nations.