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April 19, 2019
Source: MedE-News. Along with her colleagues from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, Dr. Nada Jabado, a pediatric research scientist and hematologist-oncologist, discovered a rare genetic mutation in a pair of patients who are brother and sister. With the help of collaborators in France and Australia, she realized that other patients around the world were carriers of this same mutation. This discovery paves the way for the development of a potential target for immunotherapy treatments in patients with cancer and other diseases. Her work was the subject of a highly interesting report on Radio-Canada’s Découverte.
Dr. Jabado is a researcher in the Child Health and Human Development Program at the RI-MUHC.