Yaron Butterfield graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2000 and started at BC Cancer Agency's Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) as a Cancer Genomics Researcher. He is first author on 3 publications in scientific journals and co-author on 48 other refereed articles. In 2004, he was diagnosed with a serious form of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Having beaten the odds, he works hard in various initiatives such as initiating the first art therapy program at the BCCA for brain cancer patients. When not at work or volunteering, he particularly enjoys painting and writing. Yaron is in the process of writing his own book of his cancer experience.
While taking a career in Cancer Research developing and using software to analyze cancer genomes, my other passion is in writing and drawing/painting. Art in both forms has been important for me since I was young as a way to express my thoughts and feeling. Often it's the only way as words sometimes do not adequately capture my thoughts.
Hope you enjoy a sampling of my art! Click Gallery to see my work. More to come!
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© Butterfield 2017