Education & Training

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology currently does not grant masters or doctoral degrees. Those interested in graduate work with a focus on cancer research typically register in the McGill departments listed below.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Department of Biochemistry

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Department of Experimental Medicine

Department of Human Genetics

Medical Physics Unit

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Experimental Surgery

School of Nursing

Department of Psychology


The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology currently does not offer undergraduate and graduate level courses, however, the Department’s faculty members coordinate and/or lecture in a number of cancer-related courses offered by other departments, as well as supervise graduate students (MSc and PhD) and postdoctoral fellows via their cross-appointed department.

Cancer-related Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention (EPIB 671): Instructor: Dr. Eduardo Franco

Biology of Cancer (EXMD 504): Lectures given by a number of Department of Oncology faculty members

Seminars in Oncology (EXMD 611)

Environmental Carcinogenesis (EXMD 614): Instructor: Dr. Jian Hui Wu

Molecular and Cell Biology Topics (EXMD 616):  Instructors: Drs. Koren Mann and Giuseppina Ursini-Siegel

Experimental and Clinical Oncology (EXMD 635): Instructor: Dr. Nicole Beauchemin

Inherited Cancer Syndromes (HGEN 690): Instructor: Dr. Patricia Tonin

Advanced Topics in Radiation Oncology Physics Research (MDPH 702): Instructor: Dr. Jan Seuntjens

Psychosocial Oncology Research (NUR2 783): Instructor: Dr. Carmen Loiselle