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It’s au revoir, not goodbye, to the RI-MUHC summer students
They may be Montreal high school students, international medical residents, or students at any level in between. Their summer research...
Engaging the Public Where They Live: Lessons for Better Science Communication from Media Personalities and Strategists
A student-run non-profit that works to foster the student voice in science policy and evidence-informed policy-making in Canada, last year the...
MUHC joins Montreal key partners to bring cancer research to the next level
Leading researchers, cancer centres and hospitals in Montreal, and the Terry Fox Research Institute are partnering to generate new...
Annual 3MT competition delivers (sound) bite-sized research excellence
Recently, McGill held its seventh annual 3-Minute Thesis/ Ma thèse en 180 secondes competition in which graduate students deliver concise...
Pushing screening of ovarian and endometrial cancers one step further
A team from the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has joined forces with researchers at...
Pancreatic cancer research: personalized approach brings new hope to patients
Few early detection tests, undetectable symptoms, limited treatment options and no known biomarkers that can be used to direct...
Unprecedented Canada-wide movement to improve pediatric cancer treatment
In Canada, cancer remains the leading cause of illness-related death in children. In an effort to accelerate research breakthroughs...
Research trainees, enter the CFI’s #IAmInnovation Twitter contest to win!
Calling all students and post-docs — between October 2 and December 1, 2017, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) wants to hear how working in state-of-the-art facilities and with cutting-edge equipment has helped you and...
Searching for the “signature” causes of BRCAness in breast cancer
Breast cancer cells with defects in the DNA damage repair–genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 have a mutational signature...
Joint Summer Student Research Day: A new part of the summer culture
For students eager to spend a few months in a leading research laboratory and conduct a hands-on project, summer is the time to try it...
Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer
Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types...
Dr. Patricia Tonin receives the Karen Campbell Award for Research Excellence
Dr. Patricia Tonin, professor of the McGill University departments of Medicine and Human Genetics and associate leader of the Cancer Research Program of the Research Institute...
Dr. Morag Park awarded prestigious Robert L. Noble Prize
Dr. Morag Park, Professor of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology and Director of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill...
New marker and potential therapy for triple negative breast cancer
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive type of breast cancer, found in 15-20% of all cases. These breast tumors are...
New marker identified for pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Due to its deep anatomical location, tumour-specific symptoms typically occur only...
A race against time to diagnose deadly weight loss in cancer patients
About one third of cancer patients die because of cachexia – an involuntary weight loss, characterized primarily by muscle wasting and metabolic changes, which cannot be addressed or treated solely...
A key to unlocking the mystery of triple negative breast cancer
A study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) suggests screening breast cancer patients for the prolactin receptor...
RI-MUHC researchers discover new path to stop the spread of cancer
Investigators from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and the Institute of Cancer Research, London (UK), have discovered...
New Laval clinic aims to expand reach of MUHC DOvEE project
The DOvEE project (Diagnosing Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Early) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has opened a satellite clinic at Place des aînés de Laval.
RI-MUHC team receives funding to develop improved radiation treatment devices for cancer patients
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is proud to announce that Dr. Shirin Abbasinejad Enger, researcher from the Cancer Research Program...