null Tarek Hijal, MD, CM, M.Sc., FRCPC

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC , Glen site

Cancer Research Program

Centre for Innovative Medicine

Associate Professor, Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Radiation Oncology, MUHC



breast cancer • digestive malignancies • radiotherapy

Research Focus

My research focuses on assessing new radiation treatments for breast and rectal cancers, such as one-day radiation treatments for breast cancer. I am also involved in improving radiotherapy care through the use of databases and machine learning.

Selected Publications

  • Tiberi D, Hijal T, Yassa M. Current status of hypofractionated external beam radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer. Cancer Radiother. 2015 Oct;19(6-7):426-30. doi: 10.1016/j.canrad.2015.05.003. Epub 2015 Aug 14. French. PMID: 26278987.

  • Kirova YM, Hijal T, Campana F, Fournier-Bidoz N, Stilhart A, Dendale R, Fourquet A. Whole breast radiotherapy in the lateral decubitus position: a dosimetric and clinical solution to decrease the doses to the organs at risk (OAR). Radiother Oncol. 2014 Mar;110(3):477-81. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2013.10.038. Epub 2013 Dec 13. PMID: 24342456.

  • Faria S, Kopek N, Hijal T, Liberman S, Charlebois P, Stein B, Meterissian S, Meguerditchian A, Fawaz Z, Artho G. Phase II trial of short-course radiotherapy followed by delayed surgery for locoregionally advanced rectal cancer. Colorectal Dis. 2014 Feb;16(2):O66-70. doi: 10.1111/codi.12466. PMID: 24148225.

  • Hathout L, Hijal T, Théberge V, Fortin B, Vulpe H, Hogue JC, Lambert C, Bahig H, Provencher L, Vavassis P, Yassa M. Hypofractionated radiation therapy for breast ductal carcinoma in situ. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Dec 1;87(5):1058-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.08.026. Epub 2013 Oct 8. PMID: 24113057.