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angle-left Québec Science magazine honours a team from the RI-MUHC!

Visit quebecscience.qc.ca and vote now for YOUR top scientific discovery of 2018!

Recent work by McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) gyneco-oncologists, Drs. Lucy Gilbert, Xing Zeng and Kris Jardon, along with American researchers, has been hailed as one of Québec Science's top ten discoveries of the year 2018! Each year, this scientific magazine honours the best scientific breakthroughs in Quebec, thus paying tribute to its researchers. 

YOU CAN VOTE for this discovery as part of the Prix du public Québec Science Découverte de l’année 2018 contest (➡ https://bit.ly/2TocqSv). Show your support for this great research, plus get the chance to win a family trip to Mont‑Mégantic National Park! Voting ends on Feb. 10, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Dr. Gilbert and her team from the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) developed a non-invasive test to detect the presence of mutations in ovarian and uterine cells, allowing doctors to act before the illness gets worse and becomes incurable. The discovery could be a game changer in the early detection of uterine and ovarian cancer, the third leading cause of cancer death among women in North America. Drs. Gilbert and Jardon are both members of the Cancer Research Program and Centre for Innovative Medicine at the RI-MUHC.

Thanks to The McGill University Health Centre Foundation, which has been supporting Dr. Gilbert’s work for over a decade!

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Dr. Lucy Gilbert with her colleagues Drs. Xing Zeng and Kris Jardon at the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) of the Research Institute of the MUHC. Credit: MUHC


— published January 7, 2019