Dr. Schacter is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Manitoba and member of the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Cancer Care Manitoba. From 1993 to 2003 he was President and CEO of Cancer Care Manitoba. He then became CEO of the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies (CAPCA) from 2003 until 2008. He was a member and then Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (CSCC) from 1999 to 2002 and Co-Vice Chair of the Council for the CSCC from 2004 to 2006 and chaired and served on several committees for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).
He was the Principal Investigator on the Canadian Tumour Repository Network (CTRNet) Program Grant from CIHR-ICR, which launched the Canadian Tumour Biobank Certification Program and which received $ 6.3 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Cancer Research from 2004 onwards. Dr. Schacter was also the Co-Chair of the Canadian Task Force on AYA (Adolescents and Young Adults) With Cancer. He is a member of the board of ISBER ( International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories) and served as its President for 2016-17. He is a member of the ISO TC276 WG2 drafting committee for Biotechnology-Biobanking.