Why do we need your support?


Our mission is to deliver excellence and leadership in cancer research and treatment, in the education and training of oncology professionals, and in the advancement of all aspects of care of the patient with cancer. For the past 25 years, since our department was established, we have faithfully met these goals. We host many programs and divisions that produce world-class research that spans the entire spectrum from the discovery of molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis to learning how to provide end-of-life patient care.

However, not all is cause for celebration. As we endeavour to deliver the mission of the Department, we find ourselves in a situation that forces us to embark upon a fund raising campaign in order to maintain our high level of performance. Recent university budget cuts that originate from the difficult financial climate of the last four years are beginning to impact on our ability to deliver on our overarching mission. Despite the scarcity of resources, our faculty scientists and clinicians have excelled in conducting great value-for-money research and education. However, maintaining the prominence of our research and training programs has become increasingly difficult, in light of these budget cuts. Our needs are many and any amount will help us restore the funding lifelines to some of our critical teaching and research activities.

Please rest assured that your valued contribution will be used to support our education and research initiatives.

Eduardo Franco, DrPH, FRSC
Chair and James McGill Professor
Department of Oncology

Making a donation

If you wish to support the McGill University, Oncology Department in its ongoing research on the cause, prevention and treatment of cancer as well as its teaching/training initiatives, a donation is an appropriate way to do so.

Donation types

In memoriam

If you would like to honor the memory of a friend, family member, professor or colleague who has passed away, a memorial gift to the McGill University, Oncology Department, Fund 170741 is often appropriate.  

In honour

Like the “In memoriam” gift, "In honour" gifts are meaningful ways to make a donation to recognize an individual. The most common in honour donations are made on occasions such as 50th wedding anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, or other major milestone life events in someone’s life. Please call or make your check to the McGill University, Oncology Department, Fund 170741.

How can I make a donation?

Several convenient methods are offered to you. Click here to download the donation transmittal form.


To make your donation to the Oncology Department of McGill University using a check, please make the check payable to McGill University – Oncology Department - Fund 170741 and mail it to:

McGill University
Department of Oncology
Office of the Chair
546 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Qc  H2W 2S6

Tel: 514-398-2264


If you would prefer to make a cash donation, please deliver your gift of cash in person to the address above. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Credit card

To use your credit card to make a donation, please call (514) 398-2264 and make your donation over the phone.

McGill University Donation & Records Services is responsible for processing and receipting all donations made to McGill University and for maintaining all donor information including Alumni. It is also responsible for applying Canadian Revenue Agency Guidelines before accepting, processing and tax receipting a donation.  Always include your complete mailing address so that McGill University can mail you a receipt for tax purposes, once your donation is processed by the Donation & Records Services.


Your support is greatly appreciated.  Thank You!