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Kudos to Sarit Assouline

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Sarit Assouline on her recent publication, Phase 2 study of panobinostat with or without rituximab in relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the July 14, 2016 issue of the journal Blood.  Co-authors on the publication include Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology members, Drs. Celia Greenwood, Nathalie Johnson, and Koren Mann.  This publication was the subject of an "Inside Blood Commentary" in the same issue.

2016-08-04

Kudos to Dr. David Mitchell

bravoAs reported in the August 3rd edition of The Suburban, Dr. David Mitchell from the Hematology and Oncology Division of the Montreal Children's Hospital, completed the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau cycling fundraiser to raise money for pediatric oncology in Quebec.

2016-08-04

Goings

 
Goings bravo Arthur Rosenberg
Associate Professor
Hematology Oncology
July 2016
 
  
2016-08-04

Order of Canada Recipients

Order of Canada

Congratulations to Drs. Eduardo Franco, Philippe Gros and Gerald Batist for their Order of Canada appointments:

Eduardo L. Franco, O.C.
"For his groundbreaking contributions to the prevention of cervical cancer in Canada and around the world."

Philippe Gros, O.C.
"For his pioneering use of molecular genetics to identify risk factors in a range of conditions, including infectious diseases and cancer, and for his leadership in the health sciences."

Gerald Batist, C.M.
"For his advances in applying personalized medicine to cancer treatment, and for his leadership in creating research networks in his field."

2016-06-30

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Gerald Batist who has been named a Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre National du Québec.

2016-06-30

Kudos

kudosCongratulations to the Medical Physics Unit (MPU) for being the first place winner in the category of Health Sciences in this year's McGill Dobson Cup. The Dobson Cup is a competition for starting entrepreneurs.  The MPU's startup centers around a novel radiation detector.  For further information click here.

2016-06-09

Congratulations

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Philip Branton for receiving the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement.

2016-06-09

Kudos

kudosCongratulations to Dr. Christine Maheu who was recently awarded the 2016 Prize of Excellence from the Association Québécoise des infirmières en oncologie.

2016-06-04
International Drug Discovery and Development Forum 2016

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The International Drug Discovery and Development Forum 2016 will take place June 6-10, 2016 at the Centre for Translational Biology of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (Glen Site). For more information click here.

2016-05-26
Best of ASCO 2016

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The Best of ASCO 2016 will take place on June 14, 2016 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. For more information click here.

2016-05-26

Congratulations

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer for receiving the Award of Excellence from the Collège des médecins du Québec for his outstanding contributions to neurosurgery. Dr. Farmer specializes in the treatment of childhood brain tumours.

2016-05-24

Kudos

kudosCongratulations to Dr. Stephen Liben from Palliative Care McGill who is one of the 2016-2017 Faculty of Medicine honourees for the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence.

2016-05-19

Recent Promotions

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Luke McCaffrey and to Dr. Josie Ursini-Siegel who were each granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective June 1, 2016.

2016-05-19
1st International Summit on Biomarkers and Therapeutic Advances in Radiation Oncology

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The 1st International Summit on Biomarkers and Therapeutic Advances in Radiation Oncology will take place June 20-22, 2016 at the Centre for Translational Biology of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (Glen Site). For further details click here.

2016-05-13

Control of Glioblastoma Tumorigenesis

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Congratulations to Dr. Arezu Jahani-Asl whose recent publication in Nature Neuroscience, Control of Glioblastoma Tumorigenesis by Feed Forward Cytokine Signaling, has been getting a lot of media coverage. It has been featured in articles in a number of newspapers including the UK’s Mirror, the Montreal Gazette as well as Medical Press.

2016-05-06

Kudos

kudosCongratulations to Dr. Bernard Lapointe who has been honoured with the 2016 Award of Recognition by L'association québécoise de soins palliatifs (AQSP) for his outstanding contribution and commitment to palliative care.

2016-05-05
Partnership for Personalized Medicine

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Exactis Innovation, co-founded by Dr. Gerald Batist who is its Scientific Director, received $4 million in partnership funding ($2 million from Merck, $1 million from the Cancer Research Society and $1 million from the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation) for its "Personalize My Treatment" initiative. Read more in the article in Med e-News.

2016-04-28
Rossy Cancer Network

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Congratulations to Lawrence (Larry) G. Rossy, C.M., O.Q. on receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McGill University.  A generous gift from the Rossy Family Foundation in 2013 paved the way for the launch of the Rossy Cancer Network initiative.

2016-04-28

Kudos

kudosCongratulations to Dr. Serge Carrier who, on April 28, 2016, will be awarded the 2016 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Prostate Cancer Canada Network - Montreal West Island support group.

2016-04-18

Better way to screen for cervical cancer

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 Published on April 13, 2016 as an Opinion in Healthy Debate, Dr. Eduardo Franco makes the case for using the innovative HPV test as a better way to screen for cervical cancer.

2016-04-18

Kudos to Laurent Azoulay

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Laurent Azoulay whose research on diabetes drugs has been published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine and BMJ. The New England Journal of Medicine paper reports on a study looking at incretin-based drugs and heart failure while one study published in BMJ looks at incretin-based drugs and pancreatic cancer. A second paper in BMJ reports on a study looking at pioglitazone and bladder cancer risk (see press release issued by BMJ).

Kristian B. Filion, Laurent Azoulay, Robert W. Platt, Matthew Dahl, Colin R. Dormuth, Kristin K. Clemens, Nianping Hu, J. Michael Paterson, Laura Targownik, Tanvir C. Turin, Jacob A. Udell, M.D., M.P.H., and Pierre Ernst, M.D., for the CNODES Investigators* A Multicenter Observational Study of Incretin-based Drugs and Heart Failure N Engl J Med 374; 12 March 24, 2016

Laurent Azoulay, Kristian B Filion, Robert W Platt, Matthew Dahl, Colin R Dormuth, Kristin K Clemens, Madeleine Durand, David N Juurlink, Laura E Targownik, Tanvir C Turin,  J Michael Paterson, Pierre Ernst for the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES) Investigators. Incretin based drugs and the risk of pancreatic cancer: international multicentre cohort study. BMJ 2016;352:i581

Marco Tuccori, Kristian B Filion, Hui Yin, Oriana H Yu, Robert W Platt, Laurent Azoulay. Pioglitazone use and risk of bladder cancer: population based cohort study. BMJ 2016;352:i1541

2016-04-03

Canada Foundation for Innovation Grant

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Shirin Enger for receiving a John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. 

2016-03-18

"Dream Team" studies brain cancer

bravoDr. Nada Jabado is co-principal investigator of the Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team which was recently awarded $11.7 million to study brain cancers in children and adults.  The team is led by researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

2016-02-19

Congratulations

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Kevin Petrecca and his colleague, Dr. Frédéric Leblond (Polytechnique Montréal), on being named La Presse's Personality of the Year 2015 for the science category. The duo's development of a brain cancer detection method was featured in the February 15, 2015 edition of La Presse's Personality of the Week.  Read the story (French only). 

2016-02-19

Recent Promotions

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Laurent Azoulay on his promotion to Associate Professor and to Dr. Koren Mann on her promotion to Associate Professor.

2016-02-09

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Margolese

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Richard Margolese whose research on the use of anastrozole in postmenopausal patients with DCIS has been reported in ASCO's Clinical Cancer Advances 2016.

2016-02-05

Comings

Comings bravo Alex Orthwein, January 2016
Assistant Professor
Basic Cancer Research
Scott Weichenthal, May 2016
Assistant Professor
Cancer Epidemiology
2016-02-05

Humanization of Care for Thyroid Cancer Patients

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 Drs. Melissa Henry and Michael Hier have been featured in an article in the January 2016 issue of  the ASPIRE newsletter from the Department of Surgery at the Jewish General Hospital.

2016-02-03

Goings

 
Goings bravo Marvin Wexler
Professor
Surgical Oncology

Jeremy Sturgeon
, January 2016
Associate Professor
Medical Oncology
 
  
2016-02-03

Comings

Comings bravo Richard Payne, November 2015
Associate Member
Head and Neck Cancer


Alex Mlynarek
, November 2015
Associate Member
Head and Neck Cancer
James Ashley Davidson, June 2015
Assistant Professor
Medical Oncology

Joseph Tota
, December 2015
Adjunct Professor
Cancer Epidemiology
2015-12-20

 

"Passing the Hat"

 Passing the Hat

The Department of Oncology received a number of beautiful hand-crocheted and hand-knitted hats from the "Passing the Hat" group in Texas, with the request that they be given to cancer patients. These hats have now been distributed to the oncology departments of the McGill University Heath Centre (Cedars Cancer Centre), the Jewish General Hospital (Segal Cancer Centre) and St. Mary's Hospital Center.

2015-12-08

 

First Oncology Postgraduate Medical Education Symposium a Big Success

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The First Oncology Postgraduate Medical Education Symposium held on December 4, 2015 was a big success. Ninety people, including residents from several disciplines, faculty and other guests, attended this full day symposium which was held at the Cedars Cancer Centre, MUHC-Glen Site. The event was organized by the Chief Residents in Radiation Oncology (Drs. Khaled Adil and Reem Albeesh), Surgical Oncology (Dr. Nora Trabulsi) and Medical Oncology (Dr. Sara Soldera) with guidance from their respective Program Directors (Drs. Joanne Alfieri, Jean-François Boileau and Scott Owen) and support from the Department of Oncology Chair's Office (Dr. Eduardo Franco - Chair; Dr. Gayle Shinder - Program Coordinator). 

2015-12-05

Gerald Bronfman Centre Award Winners

The 5th Annual Gerald Bronfman Centre Symposium and Awards Ceremony took place on November 30, 2015. Congratulations to this year's award winners:

GBC Award for Teaching & Mentorship Dr. Ari Meguerditchian
GBC Award for Research or Clinical Service Dr. Jerry Pelletier
GBC Award for Academic, Clinical & Research Support Ms. Maria Fossetti
Dept. of Oncology Lifetime Achievement Awards Dr. Nicole Beauchemin
Dr. Martin Black
   
2015-12-02

Rossy Cancer Network Grants

bravoCongratulations to the recipients of the Rossy Cancer Network's 2015 Cancer Quality & Innovation Research Grants and the Quality Improvement Initiatives Fund (QI2).  For a list of the projects and investigators click here.

2015-11-21
21st International Congress on Palliative Care - Call for Abstracts

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The 21st International Congress on Palliative Care will take place October 18-21, 2016 at the Palais des Congrès, Montreal.  To register or submit an abstract click here.

2015-11-13

Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) Awards

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Morag Park for receiving the CCRA's award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research and Dr. Nahum Sonenberg for receiving the CCRA's award for Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research. The awards will be presented at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference which takes place November 8-10 at Montreal's Hotel Bonaventure.

2015-11-03

 

Celebrating the Department of Oncology's 25th Anniversary

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Coming up are three events around the Department of Oncology's 25th Anniversary:

50th Anniversary of the discovery of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)  - November 24, 2015    Click here for more information.

 

5th Annual GBC Symposium and Awards Ceremony - November 30, 2015
5th GBC Symposium
Click on invitation
RSVP: Email: rsvpmedicineelu.alumni@mcgill.ca Phone: 514-398-1248

 

First Oncology Postgraduate Medical Education Symposium - December 4, 2015. 
First Oncology PGME Symposium
Click above to see the agenda
RSVP: gayle.shinder@mcgill.ca

2015-11-03

 

International Drug Discovery and Development Forum

bravo The International Drug Discovery and Development Forum 2015 will take place November 2-6 at the new Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) at the MUHC Glen Site.  Click here for information on the program.

2015-10-29

Comings and Goings

Comings bravo Dr. John Kildea (Medical Physics)
July  2015


Dr. John Storring
(Hematology-Oncology)
October 2015

Rosanna Faria
(Psychosocial Oncology)
Affiliate Member, October 2015

Dr. Dominique Fréchette
(Faculty Lecturer)
Medical Oncology, Gatineau, QC
July 2015

Dr. Robert Archambault
(Faculty Lecturer)
Radiation Oncology, Gatineau, QC
July 2015
 
Goings bravo Dr. Charles Hackett (Faculty Lecturer, Palliative Care) Dr. Pierre Cholette (Faculty Lecturer, Palliative Care)
2015-10-16

Congratulations

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer on being named "Personality of the Week" in the October 4, 2015 issue of La Presse. Read the story (French only). 

2015-10-13

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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David McCutcheon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Care - 2015

2015-09-19

Funding from the Terry Fox Foundation

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Vincent Giguère who leads a team that was awarded $5.3 million over 4 years from the Terry Fox Foundation.

2015-09-18

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Nada Jabado on being one of 14 McGillians to be inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

2015-09-10

Kudos

kudosCongratulations to Dr. Christine Maheu who received the 2015 Pfizer Award of Excellence in Nursing Research.

2015-09-04

NCIC CTG Clinical Trials Committee

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Tamim Niazi who was invited to join the NCIC CTG Clinical Trials Committee.

2015-09-03

Goings

 
Goings bravo Dr. Issam El Naqa (Medical Physics)
May 2015

Dr. Alasdair Syme
(Medical Physics)
August 2015
 
2015-08-26

Comings

Comings bravo Arezu Jahani-Asl, July, 2015
Assistant Professor
Basic Cancer Research
 
2015-08-12

Congratulations to the recipients of CIHR Foundation Grants

Grants

Of the 24 inaugural CIHR Foundation Grants awarded to McGill researchers, 5 were awarded to Dept. of Oncology members for a combined total of $10.6 million.
1. Laurent Azoulay: Cancer pharmacoepidemiology: a population-based assessment of the risks of prescription drugs in vulnerable populations
2. Eduardo Franco: Research Program on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Human Papillomavirus Infection and Associated Cancers 
3. Morag Park: Mechanisms of Met activation in cancer and therapeutic intervention
4.
Janusz Rak: Targeting vascular mechanisms of cancer progression
5.
Jan Seuntjens: Monte Carlo techniques in the optimization of radiation therapy delivery and outcomes

2015-07-30

Dr. Gerald Batist re-appointed as Chief of Oncology at the JGH

Segal Cancer Centre for News Page

Congratulations to Dr. Gerald Batist on his recent re-appointment as Chief of Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital.

2015-07-27

Oncology at the MUHC is now at the Glen Site

MUHC Glen Site

Most of the Department of Oncology members who are based at the MUHC have now moved to the Glen Site at 1001 Décarie Blvd.  The Cedars Cancer Centre is located there as is the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital and the MUHC Research Institute.

2015-07-27

Prostate Cancer Canada - Movember Discovery Grants

bravoCongratulations to Drs. Armen Aprikian, Ivan Topisirovic, Michel Tremblay and Jian Hui Wu who were awarded Movember Discovery Grants from Prostate Cancer Canada for the following projects:

Armen Aprikian (PI is Dr. Alice Dragomir): Development of a clinical and economic model for evaluating new tests or strategies of diagnosis, treatment and management of prostate cancer

Ivan Topisirovic: Resolving gene expression landscapes in prostate cancer through ex-vivo modelling of stromal-epithelial cross-talk.

Michel Tremblay: Characterization and prognostic potential of the prostate cancer genetic-susceptibility amplicon on chromosome 20q13 during tumour progression.

Jian Hui Wu: Development of human STING agonists for prostate cancer immunotherapy.

2015-07-02

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Michel Tremblay who has been named a Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre National du Québec.

2015-06-28

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Christoph Borchers who was recently appointed as the inaugural holder of the Segal Family Chair in Molecular Oncology.

2015-06-23

Congratulations

kudosCongratulations to Dr. Philippe Gros for receiving the Royal Society's McLaughlin Medal.


2015-06-09

Residents and Fellows at ASCO 2015

bravoCongratulations to the following Residents and Fellows who presented at ASCO:
Dr. Victoria Mandilaras: Poster on the relationship of ACE inhibitors and pancreatic cancer incidence.
Drs. Ramy Saleh and Ralph Maroun:
Oral poster discussion on comparing genomic signatures in early breast cancer; Poster on the use of omega3 in the prevention of chemotherapy induced neuropathy.
Dr. Sara Soldera:
Poster on calcium channel blocker and risk of breast cancer. Recipient of the NOYCIA Award.  Media coverage.

2015-06-09

Rossy Cancer Network

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 Check out the latest Rossy Cancer Network newsletter, RCN update, Spring 2015.

2015-06-03

Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Funded Project

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Morag Park who leads a team that was recently awarded CFI funding in the amount of almost $2.4 million. The project is entitled Targeting the Tumour Microenvironment: Bridging Basic Science and Therapy.

2015-05-31

Research News

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News about Department of Oncology members, Drs. Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, Mark Basik, Gerald Batist, Christoph Borchers, William Foulkes, Thomas Jagoe, Nathalie Johnson, Carmen Loiselle, Koren Mann, Josie Ursini-Siegel and Michael Witcher are featured in the May issue of the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter.

2015-05-22

Congratulations

bravoCongratulations to the latest recipients of FRQS Awards:
Dr. Sarit Assouline -
Chercheurs-boursiers-cliniciens
Dr. Nada Jabado -
Chaires de recherche
Dr. Kevin Petrecca
- Chercheurs-boursiers-cliniciens

2015-05-05

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Workshop on Molecular and Clinical Radiobiology, June 17-19, 2015, Cedars Cancer Centre, Glen Campus, MUHC, DS1-1427.  This is an initiative of the Department of Oncology's, Dr. Siham Sabri from the Division of Radiation Oncology.  The workshop aims to provide the participants with the prerequisite background to understand some of the key concepts of radiobiology, including 1) Molecular mechanisms induced by radiation therapy on the tumour and its microenvironment; 2) Radiobiology of normal tissue responses; 3) Tumour response to radiotherapy; 4) Principles and biology of chemoradiation regimen and targeted therapies; 5) Radiobiological modeling.

First annual Rossy Cancer Network Retreat, Saturday June 6, 2015, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield. Learn about funding opportunities within the network, provide input and help shape cancer care initiatives in the network, information about the RCN's multi-hospital IT project and how it will help integrate care, learn about the projects which are supporting work in survivorship, psychosocial care, physiotherapy and nutrition.  Click here to register.

2015-05-05

PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK (May 4-8, 2015)

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The MUHC Department of Oncology and the McGill University Department of Oncology are pleased to host Dr. Harvey Schipper, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He will present Lessons from 40 years at the coalface. Oncology, palliative care and the future of medicine at Oncology Grand Rounds on Monday May 4, 2015, 8:00 - 9:00 am at the Osler Amphitheatre- Room A6.105, Montreal General Hospital.

18th Annual Sandra Goldberg Lecture: Public Choices, Private Lives: An End-of-Life Conversation. Tuesday May 5, 2015, 6:00 pm, Leacock Bldg, Room 132,  McGill University. This free public lecture hosted by The Council on Palliative Care, is part of the series "Lessons in Living from the Dying". The two speakers will be Harvey Schipper, B.ASc., M.D, FRCP(C), Oncologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Véronique Hivon, BCL, LL.B, M.Sc,  MNA for Joliette and former Minister of Social Services (Bill 52 - Act Respecting End-of-Life Care).  The event will be moderated by Daniel Jutras, LL.B, BCL, Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University. The Department of Oncology is a sponsor of this lecture.

The last stop of the travelling Retrospective Timelines exhibition, Celebrating 40 Years of Palliative Care at McGill, will take place May 4-8, 2015 in the main lobby of the Jewish General Hospital. "To capture and celebrate the distance palliative care has travelled since its early days in the mid 70's, a timeline of palliative care at McGill and internationally is on display. This 3-part display focuses on the development of palliative care at McGill, provides a geographically-organized overview of the development of palliative care world wide, and offers the beginining of a wish list for the future of palliative care - a list that you will be encouraged to expand."

2015-04-16

Congratulations

bravoCongratulations to Drs. Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, Mark Basik, William Foulkes, Luke McCaffrey, Morag Park and Michael Witcher who each received a research grant from the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. The combined total of their grants is close to $3 million. In this competition cycle, six of nine PIs who received awards were McGill Oncology members.

2015-04-11

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Robin Cohen on her promotion to Full Professor.

2015-04-08

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre Public Forum series, Cancer's New Era of Promise and Progress: Session 3 - Head and Neck Cancer: Quite the Mouth-Full. Tuesday April 21, 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Palmer Theatre, 6th floor. The Facilitator will be Dr. Martin J. Black, and the speakers will be Drs. Michael P. Hier, Nathaniel Bouganim, Khalil Sultanem and Richard Payne.

Innovations & Controversies: Celebrating Forty Years of Colorectal Surgery in Canada, April 29-30, 2015, Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal.  This 2-day symposium hosted by Department of Oncology member, Dr. Carol-Ann-Vasilevsky, will pay tribute to another Department member, Dr. Philip H. Gordon (Surgical Oncology), who was the founding President of the Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgeons. The symposium is designed to present a detailed, in-depth overview of new, innovative, challenging and controversial topics in colorectal surgery and will include local, national and international speakers.

World Rectal Conference on Organ Preserving Perspectives, April 30 - May 2, 2015, Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal. The local organizers include the Department of Oncology's Drs. Té Vuong, Gerald Batist, Slobodan Devic, and Carol-Ann Vasilevsky. The Department of Oncology is a sponsor of this conference.

Workshop on Molecular and Clinical Radiobiology, June 17-19, 2015, Cedars Cancer Centre, Glen Campus, MUHC, DS1-1427.  This is an initiative of the Department of Oncology's, Dr. Siham Sabri from the Division of Radiation Oncology.  The workshop aims to provide the participants with the prerequisite background to understand some of the key concepts of radiobiology, including 1) Molecular mechanisms induced by radiation therapy on the tumour and its microenvironment; 2) Radiobiology of normal tissue responses; 3) Tumour response to radiotherapy; 4) Principles and biology of chemoradiation regimen and targeted therapies; 5) Radiobiological modeling.

2015-04-08

Comings and Goings

Comings bravo Marie-Claude Joncas, March 2015
Co-Manager
Clinical Research Program

Aline Mamo
, March 2015
Co-Manager
Clinical Research Program
Nan Zheng, March 2015
Financial Administrator
Clinical Research Program




 
Goings bravo Winie Celestin, January, 2015
Accounts Administrator and VSPO Coordinator Chair's Office
Neena Bindra, February, 2015
Financial Administrator
Clinical Research Program

Penny Chipman, March, 2015
Manager
Clinical Research Program
2015-03-13

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Vera Hirsh on her promotion to Full Professor.

2015-02-24

 

Rossy Cancer Network

bravo Dr. Walter Gotlieb and Dr. Xing "Ziggy" Zeng have been appointed as the Co-leads for gynecological disease.

2015-02-24

Congratulations

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The Department of Oncology is pleased to announce that once again the McGill University Health Centre was the number one in North America (and second in the world) in numbers of patients accrued to NRG Oncology trials. This achievement would not have been possible without the participation, dedication and hard work of Drs. Luis Souhami, Michael Thirlwell, Lucy Gilbert and many others in the McGill oncology community.

2015-02-11

Goings

 
Goings bravo Dr. Catherine Milne (Surgical Oncology)
December 2014

Dr. Vanessa Dumeaux
(Basic Research)
November 2014

Dr. Shirley Lehnert (Medical Physics)
October 2014

 
2015-01-19
Cancer Quality and Innovation Research Grants 2015

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The Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) has announced the second edition (2015) of its Cancer Quality and Innovation Research Grants. The goal of this program is to support research initiatives in improving cancer care quality at McGill hospitals. The Cancer Quality and Innovation (CQI) program builds on the exceptional pool of expertise across the partner institutions that make up the RCN: the McGill University Health Centre, St. Mary’s Hospital Center, the Jewish General Hospital, and the McGill Faculty of Medicine.

The RCN Research Fund helps to support the unprecedented collaboration among the McGill-affiliated cancer missions which is at the heart of the network, by promoting continuous improvement projects, sharing best practices and developing research and training platforms for the rapid generation of scientific knowledge related to cancer care quality.

The RCN Research Grants range from $50,000 to $100,000 and are open to all health professionals who provide care to cancer patients in the network’s partner hospitals, including physicians, nurses, rehabilitation experts, nutritionists, psychosocial health experts and allied health professionals. In order to support a collaborative approach, project teams must include co-applicants from at least two of the partner hospitals. Proposals will be accepted starting January 16 2015.

2015-01-14

Rossy Cancer Network

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Dr. John Storring has been appointed as the Hematologic Malignancy Disease Site Lead.

Drs. Victor Cohen and Scott Owen have been appointed as the Co-Leads for Lung Disease.

2015-01-07

Congratulations

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Congratulations to Dr. Ervin Podgorsak, Emeritus Professor in Oncology (Medical Physics), and Kappy Flanders (Palliative Care McGill), on being named as Members of the Order of Canada.

2014-12-31

Congratulations

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Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Tonin , Associate Member in Oncology, on her recent promotion to Full Professor in the Department of Medicine.

 

2014-12-18

Congratulations

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Congratulations to Dr. Sarit Assouline on her recent promotion to Associate Professor.

 

2014-12-18

Rossy Cancer Network

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Dr. Khalil Sultanem has been appointed as the Head & Neck Disease Site Lead.

Drs. Franck Bladou and Simon Tanguay have been appointed as the Co-Leads for Genito-urinary disease.

2014-12-18
News from Palliative Care McGill

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 In June Dr. Manny Borod received The MUHC Department of Medicine Award for Innovation in Clinical Care or Quality

The summer of 2014 saw the departure of Dr. Dawn Allen, Associate Director of Palliative Care McGill, and the arrival of Devon Phillips as the Program Advisor.

2014-12-18

Congratulations

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Congratulations to Dr. Antonio Vigano (Palliative Care) on his recent promotion to Associate Professor.

 

2014-12-08

Rossy Cancer Network

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Since September the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) has announced a number of appointments in their ongoing commitment to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction, increase survival rates and reduce the burden of cancer.  In September Dr. Wilson Miller was appointed Clinical Lead for the RCN, and as part of these duties he serves ex officio as Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Oncology. In October Dr. Jamil Asselah was appointed as the Breast Disease Site Lead for the RCN. Most recently Dr. Thierry Alcindor has been appointed as the Gastro-Intestinal Disease Site Lead for the RCN.  In the upcoming months appointments will be made for the Disease Site Leads of genitourinary, gynecological, lung, malignant hematology and head & neck.

2014-12-08

Announcement

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In September 2014 Dr. Jean-François Boileau was appointed the new Postgraduate Medical Education Director for Surgical Oncology.

2014-12-08

Gerald Bronfman Centre Award Winners

The 4th Annual Gerald Bronfman Centre Symposium and Awards Ceremony took place on November 24, 2014. Congratulations to this year's award winners:

Dept. of Oncology Lifetime Achievement Award        Dr. Philip Branton     
Dept. of Oncology Lifetime Achievement Award        Dr. Michael Thirlwell
GBC Award for Teaching & Mentorship                     Dr. Carmen Loiselle                
GBC Award for Research or Clinical Service               Dr. Jamil Asselah               
GBC Award for Academic, Clinical & Research Support Ms. Marianna Perna     

2014-11-27

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Drs. Sharon Abish, Markus Martin and Jose Montes for their dedication to the teaching of medical students in the McGill Physicianship Program as part of the 2014 cohort of Osler Fellows.

2014-11-21

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Cristiano Ferrario for receiving the Faculty of Medicine's 2014 Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) Oncology Teaching Award. This award is given to the physician who has received the most nominations by the students completing Introduction to Oncology.

2014-11-20

Announcement

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In October 2014 the Department of Oncology welcomed the Administrative Excellence Centre (AEC) team of Dr. Francis Girard (Associate Director of Administration), Jennifer Gumbley (Finance Officer), Winie Celestin (Senior Accounts Administrator), Aimee Malyk (HR Advisor) and Carolynna Olha (HR Administrator). This AEC team will be providing support to the Department of Oncology as well as to the Departments of Pathology and Diagnostic Radiology.

2014-11-20

Goings

 
Goings bravo Waheeda Esmail, October, 2014
Administrative Officer,
Chair's Office
 
2014-11-20

Announcement

bravo

Drs. Nada Jabado and Carmen Loiselle are featured in an article on Personalized Medicine in the Fall 2014 issue of the Faculty of Medicine's Focus magazine (pages 17-18).

Highlights of the activities of the Rossy Cancer Network are also described in this issue (pages 10-11).

2014-11-14
Coming soon!  November 24, 2014

bravo

The Fourth Annual Gerald Bronfman Centre Symposium is coming up and will take place November 24, 2014, at 03:00 pm at the Timmins Amphitheatre, MNI.

After the symposium, an Awards Ceremony will take place where 3 meritorious awards will be given out for Excellence in research and clinical service, teaching and mentorship and academic, clinical, and research support, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

2014-10-29
Announcement

William David Foulkes, was recently inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) as Fellow, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.  

Dr. Foulkes a Professor in the Departments of Oncology, Medicine, and Human Genetics at McGill, and Director of McGill’s Program in Cancer Genetics, has made seminal contributions to cancer genetics in Canada.

As a clinician, he has offered counselling and advice to thousands of individuals at increased risk for cancer.   In the laboratory, he has identified the cause of some forms of cancer and has studied their clinical-pathological correlates.

 His work has been highly cited and its excellence has been recognized both nationally and internationally.

We congratulate Dr Foulkes on receiving this important accolade!

2014-09-25

Comings

Comings bravo Hani Al-Halabi, September, 2014
Assistant Professor,
Radiation Oncology
 
2014-09-17
 Obituary
 bravo Rosalind Goodman

The Department of Oncology mourns the loss of Rosalind Goodman who passed away from cancer on August 11, 2014.  The dedication of Rosalind and her husband Morris to the McGill oncology community through their generous gift to the McGill Cancer Centre (subsequently re-named the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre) and their instrumental role in the ongoing fundraising efforts of the Centre, has been of great benefit to the field of cancer research.

http://cancercentre.mcgill.ca/research/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=632&Itemid=&lang=en
2014-08-18

Comings

Comings bravo Christoph Borchers, July, 2014
Professor,
Molecular Pathology
Shirin Enger, August, 2014
Assistant Professor,

Medical Physics

2014-08-05

Announcement

bravoCongratulations to Richard Cruess and Philip Branton on being named to the Order of Canada.  

Dr. Cruess, former Dean of Medicine (1981 - 1995) who created the Department of Oncology, was promoted to the highest rank, Companion of the Order.  Dr. Branton, was named an Officer of the Order for his work in cancer research.

http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2014/07/11-mcgillians-named-to-order-of-canada/

Comings

Comings bravo Stéphanie Ferland, June, 2014
Faculty Lecturer,
Radiation Oncology
Donald Ginsberg, June, 2014
Associate Member,

Palliative Care

  Christopher MacKinnon, June, 2014
Faculty Lecturer,
Palliative Care
2014-06-12

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Te Vuong for having attained tenured status at McGill as Associate Professor, in consequence of her long-standing academic and research accomplishments in radiation oncology at the university and its hospital network.

2014-05-29
 Obituary
 bravo Paul Ahlgren, MD, 1952-2014

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The McGill Oncology community is saddened by the loss of Dr. Paul Ahlgren, who died on May 6th, 2014 in Montreal after a lengthy illness. Dr. Ahlgren, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology, was a well-recognized and respected oncologist with a special expertise in breast cancer. He most recently worked in the Department of Oncology at St. Mary`s Hospital. His previous appointments were at the Ville Marie Breast Centre and the MUHC-Montreal General and Royal Victoria Hospitals in Montreal, as well as the Cancer Care Ontario unit in London, ON. Dr. Ahlgren was a teacher to many of us and was an author of a number of publications in the area of breast cancer. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and by his many patients.

2014-05-28

Announcement

bravo

Congratulations to Jan Seuntjens who has been appointed as a James McGill Professor effective May 1, 2014.

The James McGill Professor award recognizes a senior scholar’s status as an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber and an international leader in his or her field.

2014-03-31

Announcement

bravoCongratulations to Carmen Loiselle who has been appointed as Co-Director  for Strategic Orientation/Academic of the Segal Cancer Centre.

Her role will be to complement the Segal Director in providing strategic leadership in patient experience innovation, research; and in the recruitment and mentoring of Segal’s new clinical and research staff.   Her extensive academic and networking skills will be critical to the future development of the Segal as both avant-garde clinical and academic forces.

2014-03-24

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Will Foulkes for having been awarded the prestigious O. Harold Warwick Prize by the Canadian Cancer Society in 2013.

The Warwick Prize is given to Canadian scientists who have made great contributions to cancer control in Canada and internationally.

2014-02-28

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Ari Meguerditchian who has been selected as one McGill recipients of the 2014 CAME Certificate of Merit Award.

This certificate will be presented to him at the upcoming Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) in Ottawa during the CAME Annual General Meeting on Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014-02-28
Kudos

Congratulations to Nahum Sonenberg as one of eight winners of the prestigious Wolf Prize as announced in Tel Aviv on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Sonenberg was named co-winner in the medicine category for his discovery of the mechanism of protein synthesis and its control in infectious diseases, cancer and neurological disorders.

He will share the $100,000 prize with Victor Ambros of the Harvard Medical School and Gary Ruvkun of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2014/01/sonenberg-wins-prestigious-wolf-prize/

2014-01-20
 

Comings

Comings bravo Ives Levesque, November, 2013
Assistant Professor,
Medical Physics
2014-01-06
 Obituary
 bravo Parviz Ghadirian
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is with profound sadness that we communicate the passing on December 29, 2013, of Dr Parviz Ghadirian, an Adjunct Professor in our department.  Dr. Ghadirian was a key contributor to our teaching in oncology.  For more than 20 years he lectured to our graduate students and fellows on nutrition and cancer.  His 35-year research on the interface of genetics, nutrition, and cancer has been a great influence on cancer control in Canada.
2014-01-06

Gerald Bronfman Centre Award Winners

The 3nd Annual Symposium of the Gerald Bronfman Centre which took place on December 2nd, concluded with an Award Ceremony honouring the following:

GBC Lifetime Achievement Award                            Henry Shibata     
GBC Lifetime Achievement Award                            Neil MacDonald
GBC Award for Teaching & Mentorship                     Lawrence Panasci                
GBC Award for Research & Clinical Service               Luis Souhami               
GBC Award for Academic, Clinical Support Service    Annie Rompré    

Congratulations to all!

2013-12-03

Comings

Comings bravo Irving Wainer, December, 2013
Adjunct Professor,
Clinical Pharmacology
Pierre Cholette,, December 2013
Faculty Lecturer,

Palliative Care

2013-12-03
Kudos

Congratulations to two renowned McGill University cancer researchers Phil Gold and Michel Tremblay who are among the 13 winners who received the 2013 Prix du Québec, in Quebec City on November 12, 2013.

The Prix du Québec are the Quebec government’s highest honours in recognition of remarkable careers.

Dr. Phil Gold, a pioneer in cancer research, was awarded the Wilder-Penfield Prize for his work in the revolutionary discovery of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). Prof. Michel L. Tremblay, who was Director of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill for 12 years, received the Armand-Frappier Prize.

Please click on these links for the press releases:
http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/phil-gold-and-michel-tremblay-prix-du-quebec-recipients-231274 http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/science-et-technologie/392609/le-jeune-homme-timide-est-devenu-oncologue-emerite
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualites-en-societe/392614/et-le-centre-de-recherche-sur-le-cancer-de-mcgill-fut

2013-11-19

Goings

 
Goings bravo Philip Wong, November, 2013
Assistant Professor,
Radiation Oncology
 
2013-11-15

Goings

Goings bravo Terry Chow, November, 2013
Adjunct Professor,
Basic Cancer Research
Tanya Fitzpatrick, November, 2013
Assistant Professor,
Psychosocial Oncology
  John Hiscott, November 2013
Associate Member,
Basic Cancer Research

 

Lawrence Hoffman, November, 2013
Associate Member,
Psychosocial Oncology

 

  Stephanie Larocque, October 2013
Administrative Coordinator
Clinical Research Program
Joshua Press, November, 2013
Assistant Professor,
Gynecology
  Esther Schirrmacher, November, 2013
Assistant Professor,
Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry
Hartley Stern, November, 2013
Professor,
Surgical Oncology
  Kevin Watters, November, 2013
Associate Member,
Pathology
 
2013-11-08

Comings

Comings bravo Adeline Khadoury, November, 2013
Faculty Lecturer,
Palliative Care
Gerard Huni,, November 2013
Faculty Lecturer,

Palliative Care

2013-11-04
Christmas Party Invitation





 

All members of the Department of Oncology are cordially invited to the

Annual Oncology Christmas Cocktail Party
Date: December 04, 2013
Time: 5:00 - 8:00
Place: Faculty Club, Main Dining Room
3450 McTavish Street

RSVP to naomi.scobie@mcgill.ca or 514-398-2264



2013-11-01

Personal and Cultural Enrichment Program (PACE) - November 14, 2013

speakerPersonal and Cultural Enrichment Program (PACE)will be hosting a workshop entitled "Cancer: The Word Everyone Knows."

Date:             Thursday November 14, 2013
Time:             6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:       688 Sherbrooke Street West
Cost:             $39.00 (Come with a Friend discount: $29.00)

Click here for the invitation and detailed scientific program.

Registration & Information: http://www.mcgill.ca/pace / pace.scs@mcgill.ca

2013-10-24

Kudos

bravoThierry Alcindor has been named Co-Chair of the Sarcoma Disease Site Committee of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group.  We congratulate him on this nomination!.


2013-10-22

Comings

Comings bravo Belal A. Moftah, October 2013
Adjunct Professor,
Medical Physics
Belinda Nicolau, October 2013
Associate Member,
Dentistry
2013-10-09
Coming soon!  December 02, 2013

bravoThe Third Annual Gerald Bronfman Centre Symposium is coming up and will take place December 02, 2013, at 03:00 pm at the Timmins Amphitheatre, MNI.

After the symposium, an Award Ceremony will take place where 3 meritorious awards will be given out for Excellence in research and clinical service, teaching and mentorship and academic, clinical, and research support, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

2013-09-26

Announcement

The Medical Physics Unit is working with the McGill Alumni office to establish the "E. B. Podgorsak Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Medical Physics" at McGill to honour Dr. Ervin Podgorsak's commitment to excellent graduate student teaching and to support exceptional graduate students in their studies of Medical Physics.

(For more information on the E.B. Podgorsak Scholarship initiative, please visit:  (http://www.mcgill.ca/medphys/scholarship)

An Alumni reception event that will serve as the official inauguration of the new scholarship will take place on September 17, 2013 at the Faculty Club, McTavish Street, from 06:00pm to 07:00pm.

2013-09-09

Comings

Comings bravo Parissa Charghi, June, 2013
Faculty Lecturer,
Palliative Care
2013-07-29

Goings & Comings

Goings bravo Frances Ezzy-Jorgensen, July, 2013
Administrative Officer,
Chair's Office
Maria Zannis-Hadjopoulos, July, 2013
Professor,
Biochemistry
Comings bravo Karen French, July, 2013
Administrative Student Affairs Coordinator,
Palliative Care

 

Waheeda Esmail, July, 2013
Administrative Officer,
Chair's Office
2013-06-26

Comings

Comings bravo Kristina Dahlstrom, June, 2013
Post Doctoral Fellow,
Cancer Epidemiology
Celine Dupuis, June, 2013
Faculty Lecturer,
Palliative Care

 

  Elena Neamt, June, 2013
Faculty Lecturer,
Palliative Care

 

2013-06-14
Celebration in honour of Frances Ezzy-Jorgensen
 

On June 20, 2013, all members of the Department of Oncology were cordially invited to

A Celebration in Honour of

Frances Ezzy-Jorgensen
Administrative Officer of the Oncology Department from 2000-2013

who retired after a productive career in the service of McGill at the end of June 2013

2013-06-04

Kudos

Congratulations to Michel Tremblay who has been awarded the Canadian Cancer Society's 2012 Robert L. Noble Award.

The Robert Noble Prize is given for outstanding achievements in cancer research. It honours Dr. Noble, an esteemed Canadian investigator whose research in the 1950s led to the discovery of vincristine, a widely-used anti-cancer drug. At the time, vincristine was one of the most effective treatments available for Hodgkin's disease.

The award comes with a $20,000 contribution to the recipient's research program.
http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/our-research/awards/?region=on

2013-04-29
Announcement

We congratulate our former Chair Gerald Batist for his pioneering work on personalized cancer care. Nature has featured him in this very interesting story at their website:  http://www.nature.com/news/cancer-researchers-revisit-failed-clinical-trials-1.12835 

2013-04-24

Goings & Comings

Goings bravo Carolynna Olha, April, 2013 Administrative Coordinator,
Clinical Research Program
Comings bravo Adrian Ruscetti, April, 2013
Administrative Secretary,
Clinical Research Program
2013-04-24

In Appreciation of Years of Service

bravoThe following faculty members were recently recognized for their years of service at McGill and have received gold tone lapel pins designed to commemorate their anniversaries.

                 15 years:    Marie Duclos
                  20 Years:    Robin Cohen
                    25 Years:    Alain Nepveu
                   25 Years:    Roger Tabah
                    25 Years:    Anna Towers

Our sincere thanks to each of them for their dedication and contribution to the Department of Oncology.

2013-04-17

Goings

Goings bravo Hope Makena, May, 2013
Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator,
Palliative Care
2013-04-16
MISAM 2013 - Coming June 12-14

speakerMontreal International Symposium on Angiogenesis and Metastasis – MISAM-2013, will take place in Montreal on June 12-14, 2013.  A unique program filled with the latest advances, as well as emerging concepts and ideas in key areas of angiogenesis and metastasis research in brain cancer will be offered.  Click here for the invitation and detailed scientific program.

Registration & Information: Magdalena.Maslowska@mcgill.ca . www.misam.mcgill.ca

2013-04-12

Comings

Comings bravo Cristiano Ferrario, April 1, 2013
Assistant Professor,
Medical Oncology
2013-04-08

Kudos

bravoMichael Pollak has been awarded NCIC's prestigious O. Harold Warwick Award.  He has long been recognized internationally for his pioneering work on insulin-like growth factor physiology in cancer, and more recently for novel insights in tumor metabolomics.  With this award he is also recognized as a major cancer scientist in Canada.  We congratulate him on this well-deserved honour!.


2013-04-02

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Balfour Mount who was given the Humanities Award in absentia at the plenary session of the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in New Orleans on March 16th, 2013.


2013-03-21

Gerald Batist, Q-CROC Co-Founder, Instrumental in Bringing About                Partnership for Personalized Medicine in Cancer (PMPC)

bravoQ-CROC (Québec Clinical Research Organization in Cancer) was co-founded in 2009 by former Oncology Department Chair Gerald Batist, to help integrate cancer research efforts across Quebec.  This move towards next generation clinical trials will facilitate the development and implementation of "personalized medicine".

After a two year long competition (in response to an "RFA" by the former Quebec government), Gerald Batist and his colleagues in academia and industry were awarded the only such program worth $21M over 4 years. 

The project is the "Partnership for Personalized Medicine in Cancer (PMPC)", and unites multiple academic, hospital and industrial partners with a matching contribution from Quebec.

Click here for press release.

2013-03-21

Comings

Comings bravo Christine Maheu, April 2013
Associate Member,
Nursing Oncology
Argerie Tsimicalis, April 2013
Associate Member,
Nursing Oncology
2013-03-21

Comings

Comings bravo Susan Keats, February, 2013
Volunteer Administrator,
Palliative Care Research
2013-02-14

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Radiation Oncologist Tarek Hijal on his recent promotion from Faculty Lecturer to Assistant Professor.


2013-01-25

Comings

Comings bravo Jean-François Boileau, December, 2012
Associate Member,
Surgical Oncology
2013-01-21

Goings

Goings bravo Jonathan Fung Wan,
Assitant Professor,
Radiation Oncology
Alan Brox,
Adjunct Professor,
Hematology Oncology
2013-01-21
Happy New Year!

bravoWishing one and all
Health, Happiness and Prosperity in 2013!

2013-01-01

Comings

Comings bravo Mazen Hassanain, January, 2013
Adjunct Professor,
Surgical Oncology
2012-12-17
Announcement

bravoBeginning January 1, 2013, Dr. Eduardo Franco will be the new Editor-in-Chief for the prestigious biomedical journal Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier.  Preventive Medicine has a cumulative impact factor of 3.7.  He nominated Dr. Gayle Shinder as his Deputy Editor.

2012-12-14

Comings

Comings bravo Bruno Gagnon, January, 2013
Adjunct Professor,
Palliative Care
2012-12-13

Gerald Bronfman Centre Award Winners

The 2nd Annual Symposium of the Gerald Bronfman Centre which took place on November 26th, concluded with an Award Ceremony honouring the following:

GBC Lifetime Achievement Award                            Phil Gold     
GBC Lifetime Achievement Award                            Ervin Podgorsak
GBC Award for Teaching & Mentorship                     Robin Cohen                
GBC Award for Research & Clinical Service               Gerald Batist               
GBC Award for Academic, Clinical Support Service    Naomi Scobie    

Congratulations to all!

(Please click here for the photos)

2012-11-30

Kudos

bravo"By Command of Her Majesty The Queen, The Diamond Jubilee Medal was presented to  Bernard LaPointe and to Neil MacDonald in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty's Accession to the Throne and in recognition of their contributions to Canada".

                Congratulations on this historic honour!

2012-11-30
Christmas Party Invitation





 

All members of the Department of Oncology are cordially invited to the

Annual Oncology Christmas Cocktail Party
Date: December 12, 2012
Time: 5:00 - 8:00
Place: Faculty Club, Main Dining Room
3450 McTavish Street

RSVP to naomi.scobie@mcgill.ca or 514-398-2264




12-11-15
Coming soon!  November 26, 2012

bravoThe Second Annual Gerald Bronfman Centre Symposium is coming up and will take place November 26, 2012, at 3:00 pm at the Timmins Amphitheatre, MNI.

This year's theme will be Basic Cancer Research.  The Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr. Ann Chambers of the University of Western Ontario, with additional talks by Dr. Morag Park, Incoming Director, Goodman Cancer Centre, and Dr. Antonis Koromilas, Senior Scientist, Segal Cancer Centre.

After the symposium, an Award Ceremony will take place during which 3 meritorious awards will be given out for Excellence in Research, in Teaching and in Service, as well as 2 lifetime Achievement Awards, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

2012-11-08

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Gerald Batist who has been awarded the Canadian Colorectal Consortium research grant by the Terry Fox Research Institute.

This prestigious award is in recognition of Dr. Batist's exceptional achievements in the field of oncology as a result of his innovative work in molecular-based translation cancer care.

2012-10-24

Comings

Comings bravo Kris Jardon, November, 2012
Assistant Professor,
Gynecologic Oncology
2012-10-24

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Michel Tremblay who was awarded the 2012 Prix Michel-Sarrazin from the Club de Recherches Cliniques du Québec (CRCQ).   This prize is in recognition of Dr. Tremblay's significant advancements in the field of science in Quebec.

"Le Prix Michel Sarrazin est remis annuellement à un scientifique québécois chevronné qui, par son dynamisme et sa productivité, a contribué de façon importante à l'avancement de la recherche biomédicale".

2012-10-22

Comings

Comings bravo Marie-Hélène Mayrand, October, 2012
Adjunct Professor,
Cancer Epidemiology
Eileen Shaw, October, 2012
M.Sc. Student,
Cancer Epidemiology 
2012-10-04

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Eduardo Franco who was recently recognized by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences by being elected a CAHS Fellow. This is one of the highest honour for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.  Elections are based on a nominating and peer review process that seeks to recognize those who are marked by a record of substantial accomplishment.

2012-09-27
Save the Date:  NOVEMBER 26, 2012

bravoThe Second Annual Gerald Bronfman Centre Symposium will take place
November 26, 2012, at 3:00 pm at the Timmins Amphitheatre, MNI.

This year's theme will be Basic Cancer Research.  The Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr. Ann Chambers of the University of Western Ontario, with additional talks by Dr. Morag Park, Incoming Director, Goodman Cancer Centre, and Dr. Antonis Koromilas, Senior Scientist, Segal Cancer Centre.

After the symposium, an Award Ceremony will take place during which 3 meritorious awards will be given out for Excellence in Research, in Teaching and in Service, as well as 2 lifetime Achievement Awards, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

To nominate someone for any of the awards, click here

2012-09-19

Comings & Goings

Comings bravo Joanne Alfieri, July, 2012
Assistant Professor,
Radiation Oncology
Marc Fabian, August, 2012
Assistant Professor,
Basic Cancer Research 
  Joshua Press, August 2012
Assistant Professor,
Gynecologic Oncology

 

Arman Sarfehnia, August, 2012
Assistant Professor,
Medical Physics

 

Goings bravo Bruno Gagnon, August, 2012
Assistant Professor,
Palliative Care
 
2012-09-05

Toronto Cancer 2012 Education Conference & Medical Exposition

bravoThe Toronto Cancer Conference, with a focus on new ideas and innovations of cancer management and an emphasis on topics of practical importance to providers caring for patients along the entire cancer care continuum, is being held from November 22 to 23, 2012.

It will feature over 70 Faculty delivering on over 50 topics and they are expecting upwards of 500+ multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals attending, making this conference one of the most dynamic inter-professional conferences in Canada.   Please click here for the flyer.

www.TorontoCancer.ca

2012-08-31

Comings & Goings

Comings bravo Ghassan El-Baalbaki, July, 2012
Adjunct Professor,
Psychosocial Oncology
Karolina Louvanto, August, 2012
Post-Doctoral Fellow,
Cancer Epidemiology 
  Shireen Sirhan, July 2012
Adjunct Professor,
Hematology Oncology

 

Terence Sullivan, June, 2012
Adjunct Professor,
Rossy Cancer Network

 

Goings bravo Michael Antwi, August, 2012
Undergraduate Research Assistant,
Cancer Epidemiology
Edson Moreira, August, 2012
Visiting Professor,
Cancer Epidemiology
2012-08-08

Meet the UICC World Cancer Congress Worldwide Acclaimed Speakers

bravoThe UICC World Cancer Congress is being held in Montreal from August 27 - 30, 2012.  Professionals in cancer control, research and program implementation who wish to expand their knowledge on new prevention and early detection strategies, can register before July 31, 2012 and save!

Click here for more details.

Comings

 
Comings bravo Philip Wong, July, 2012
Assistant Professor,
Radiation Oncology
 
2012-07-01

Kudos

bravoIssam El Naqa has been awarded a CIHR New Investigator salary award.  Dr. El Naqa's work focuses on Modelling of Radiotherapy Induced Damage in Locally Advanced Lung Cancer by a Novel System Radiobiology Approach.

2012-06-15

Kudos

bravo Eduardo Franco has been elected into the Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHD) and will be formally inducted at a ceremony at the Annual General Meeting being held at the Château Laurier Hotel in Ottawa on September 20 and 21, 2012. Congratulations to Dr. Franco on this well deserved honour.

2012-05-23
Coming Soon

bravoRenovations are being planned for the Gerald Bronfman Center  to enhance the effectiveness of its divisional teams and to restore the GBC to its original splendor.

Click here for pictures.

2012-05-11
DDTP Retreat 2012

speakerThe Department of Oncology was one of the proud sponsors of the first McGill-CIHR Drug Development Training Program Retreat that was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in late March. The key note speaker was the Founder and President of Anticancer Inc, Dr. Robert Hoffman. A full account of the DDTP Retreat can be seen here.

2012-05-11

Annual Family BBQ

bravoAll members of the Department of Oncology and their families are cordially invited to the Annual Family BBQ. 

Date: June 20, 2012
Time: 5pm - 7 pm
Place: Royal Victoria College Courtyard
3425 University Street (Between Milton and Sherbrooke)

RSVP:  Naomi Scobie, naomi.scobie@mcgill.ca; 514-398-2264

2012-05-07





Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Issam El Naqa who recently received an FRSQ salary award.


2012-05-03

Comings

Comings bravo André-Guy Martin, April, 2012
Adjunct Professor,
Radiation Oncology
Ari Meguerditchian, February, 2012
Assistant Professor,
Surgical Oncology
  Satomi Yamaguchi, April, 2012
Visiting Scholar,
Palliative Care Research



2012-04-25

Kudos

bravoHeartfelt congratulations go out to Eduardo Franco who, in November 2011, was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada as an elected RSC Fellow. This richly-deserved honour was bestowed upon him in recognition of his work on identifying the human papillomavirus infection as the cause of cervical cancer and his studies of vaccination and screening which have led to new approaches in preventing this disease.

2012-04-23
Announcement

bravoAssociate Member Howard Bergman has recently been appointed to the position of Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. We congratulate him on this well-deserved nomination and wish him well as he implements his vision for Family Medicine.

2012-04-04
Palliative Care McGill Launches New Website

bravoPalliative Care McGill is proud to announce the launching of its new website at www.mcgill.ca/palliativecare.   Project leader Dawn Allen designed the website, with the invaluable assistance of Nadia Conte and the guidance of Bernard Lapointe who provided the gorgeous photographs.  Congratulations to the team on this wonderful accomplishment.

2012-04-04

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Alain Nepveu whose appointment as a James McGill Professor has been renewed for an additional period of seven years.  This renewal recognizes the continuation of his scholarly work during the past seven-year tenure as a McGill Professor and hails him as one of McGill's most respected scholars.

2012-03-30

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Aimée Fleure Gallant, a Radiation Oncology Fellow, who was recently  accepted to attend the 14th ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, to be held in Flims (Switzerland) from 23 - 29 June 2012.   Congratulations on this accomplishment!

2012-03-22
 Obituary
 bravo Marjorie Bronfman C.M. L.L.D.  M.S.W.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is with profound sadness that we communicate the passing on February 24, 2012 of our great friend and benefactor Mrs. Marjorie Bronfman. Mrs. Bronfman was a community leader and we were privileged to have her as passionate advocate for medical education and health at McGill University. Mrs. Bronfman recognized the key importance of having a unifying centre for Clinical Oncology amongst the McGill faculty and teaching hospitals more than twenty years ago. She provided a permanent home and generous endowment that led to the creation of The Gerald Bronfman Centre for Clinical Research in Oncology on the McGill Campus. She and her late husband Gerald were amongst the earliest benefactors of Hope and Cope. She established the Marjorie Bronfman chair for Social Studies in Medicine at McGill in 2003 and, most recently, a palliative care centre at the Jewish General Hospital. Mrs. Bronfman's vision and legacy of research, innovation, cooperation and support will continue to serve as the backdrop in our journey ahead in the battle against cancer.
2012-03-14

MUNACA Strike ends!

bravoThe MUNACA Strike finally ended on December 6th, 2011.  A hasty pizza lunch was put together at the Gerald Bronfman Center to celebrate the return of our MUNACA Staff members.  It was an emotional reunion, relished and enjoyed by everyone - with hugs all around!

Below are the Fall 2011, and recent items of interest.

2012-02-02

Registration Call for UICC World Cancer Congress 2012

bravoThe UICC World Cancer Congress is being held in Montreal from August 27 - 30, 2012.  Professionals in cancer control, research and program implementation who wish to expand their knowledge on new prevention and early detection strategies, can register early and save up to $290!

Click here for more details.

Gerald Bronfman Center:  Celebrating 20 years

bravoThe Gerald Bronfman Center for Clinical Research in Oncology established in 1992, thanks to the Bronfman family's vision and desire to join in the fight against cancer, has celebrated its 20th anniversary.  Several events took place on November 20th and 21st to commemorate this major milestone.  Pictures and description of the special events can be seen by clicking on the links below.


http://publications.mcgill.ca/medenews/2011/10/26/centre-buys-patients-time-offers-hope/
http://publications.mcgill.ca/medenews/2011/12/08/gerald-bronfman-centre-celebrating-20-years/
http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2011/11/with-dr-eduardo-franco-interim-chair-of-the-department-of-oncology-and-director-of-the-gerald-bronfman-centre-for-clinical-research-in-oncology/

 

2012-02-02

Celebration honours Michel Tremblay

bravoOn December 12th, a celebration was held to honour Michel Tremblay's enormous impact on The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre.  The event provided an opportunity for many to express their appreciation for his monumental efforts and achievements which have made the Centre the success it is today.

2012-02-02
Announcement

bravoPeter Siegel has agreed to serve as Interim Associate Director of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre until a permanent Director of the Centre has been selected.

 

2012-02-02

"Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century"
Tom A. Hutchinson (Ed.)

bravo

Whole Person Care A New Paradigm for the 21st Century, from Editor:  Tom A. Hutchinson, was launched in style with a reception at the McGill bookstore on November 18th, 2011.

http://www.springer.com/medicine/family/book/978-14419-9439-4 

2012-02-02

Kudos

bravo The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences has elected Gerald Batist as a "CAHS Fellow, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. Elections are based on a nominating and peer review process that seeks to recognize those who are marked by a record of substantial accomplishment."  We congratulate Dr. Batist on this honour.

2012-02-02

Sabbatic Leaves

bravo

Nicole Beauchemin, Michel Tremblay and Maria Zannis-Hadjopoulos will be on Sabbatic leave during the 2011-2012 academic year.



2012-02-02

Comings

Comings bravo Isabelle Dumont, November, 2011
Adjunct Professor,
Psychosocial Oncology
Ziad El-Khatib, September, 2011
Post-Doctoral Fellow,
Cancer Epidemiology
  Sandra Isidean, September, 2011
Ph. D. Student,
Cancer Epidemiology 

 

Victor Sandor, November, 2011
Adjunct Professor,
Clinical Science Research

 

Fabiano Santos, September, 2011
Post Doctoral Fellow,
Cancer Epidemiology 

Peter Siegel, January, 2012
Associate Member,
Basic Science Research

 
2012-02-02

Temporary Stoppage

N. B. Due to the MUNACA strike, there will be no further updates to the Oncology Department’s website until January 2012. We regret this inconvenience.

2011-09-01


Palliative Care McGill Research News 

The Fall 2011 issue of “Palliative Care McGill Research News” is now available on the Palliative Care McGill page

2011-08-31

Kudos

bravo Heart felt congratulations to Balfour Mount who will receive the 2011 Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) Medal of Service at the Canadian Medical Association's Annual Meeting.

The news release can be found here: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2011/16/c4061.html

2011-08-17

Kudos

bravo Congratulations to Michael Witcher who was recently notified that his CFI proposal in the 2011 CFI LOF competition has been fully funded.

 

2011-08-11

Goings & Comings

Goings bravo Sara-Marcil Johnson, August, 2011
Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator, Palliative Care

 

 

Nathalie Slavtcheva, July 2011
Research Nurse,
Cancer Epidemiology
Comings bravo Vanessa Dumeaux, August, 2011
Assistant Professor,
Basic Cancer Research
Hope Makena, August, 2011
Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator, Palliative Care
  Edson D. Moreira Jr., August, 2011
Visiting Professor,
Cancer Epidemiology

 

Deborah Ummel, August, 2011
Research Assistant,
Palliative Care

  Nathaniel Bougamin, July, 2011
Assistant Professor,
Medical Oncology
Scott Owen, July, 2011
Assistant Professor,
Medical Oncology
2011-08-08

Kudos

bravo

Congratulations to Carolyn Freeman who has been elected President of the International Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society for 2011-2014.

2011-07-21

Comings

Comings bravo

Annie Carbonneau, July, 2011
Faculty Lecturer, Radiation Oncology

Nathalie Johnson, July, 2011
Assistant Professor, Hematology

Miltiadis Paliouras, July, 2011
Assistant Member, Basic Science Research

Beatrice Wang, July, 2011
Assistant Member, Skin Cancer

Siham Sahri, August, 2011
Assistant Professor, Basic Science Research

2011-07-20

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Louis Souhami who has been selected as a 2011 ASTRO Fellow (FASTRO) inductee. This distinguished honour is conferred in recognition of his leadership and significant service to ASTRO and his contributions to the field of radiation oncology.

2011-07-20

"Whole Person Care A New Paradigm for the 21st Century"
Tom A. Hutchinson (Ed.)                                                    

bravo

Congratulations to Tom Hutchinson on the recent publication of Whole Person Care A New Paradigm for the 21st Century. "This work is a ground-breaking volume and the first of its kind to concisely outline and explicate the emerging field of Whole Person Care by organizing the disparate strains of literature on the topic."

http://www.springer.com/medicine/family/book/978-14419-9439-4 

2011-07-20

Carmen Loiselle Appointed as Christine and Herschel Victor/Hope & Cope Chair in Psychosocial Oncology

bravoA special celebration honouring Dr. Carmen Loiselle as the inaugural Christine and Herschel Victor/Hope & Cope Chair in Psychosocial Oncology was held June 14th at the Faculty of Medicine Deanery.  Click here for photos.

 

2011-07-20

Comings

Comingsbravo Jean Archambault, June, 2011
Adjunct Professor, Radiation Oncology
2011-06-21

Annual Family BBQ

The sun was shining, the food was delicious and the company and conversation
were agreeable at the Oncology Family BBQ.

A good time was had by all! 
2011-06-16

bravoAll members of the Department of Oncology and their families are cordially invited to the Annual Family BBQ. 

Date: June 15, 2011
Time: 5pm - 7 pm
Place: Royal Victoria College Courtyard
3425 University Street (Between Milton and Sherbrooke)

RSVP:  Naomi Scobie, naomi.scobie@mcgill.ca; 514-398-2264

2011-06-06





Promotions

Mark Basik has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure in the Departments of Oncology and Surgery.

2011-06-02

Announcement

Dr. Thierry Alcindor has been appointed Director of the joint "McGill /Université de Montréal Visiting Speakers Program in Oncology" and will be responsible for coordinating with colleagues at both institutions. Administrative support will be provided by Winie Celestin. Link to VSPO

2011-06-01

Goings

Goingsbravo Marc Tischkowitz, June, 2011
Associate Professor, Human Genetics
2011-06-01

Promotions

Lucy Gilbert has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Oncology.

2011-04-21

Comings

Comingsbravo Jamil Asselah, April, 2011
Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

Marie Vanhuyse, April, 2011
Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology
2011-04-18

"Thérapeutique du cancer"
Coauteurs: Robert Turcotte, Thierry Alcindor et David Roberge

bravo

     Plus de soixante spécialistes francophones ont contribué à cette seconde édition de ce livre, dont les membres du Département d’oncologie de McGill Robert Turcotte, Thierry Alcindor et David Roberge.     Publié par Springer, vous retrouverez aux chapitres 36 et 37 leur approche interdisciplinaire sur les traitements innovants des sarcomes des parties molles et de l’os.

Thérapeutique du cancer
Morère, Jean-François; Mornex, François; Soulières, Denis, Eds
2ième ed., 2011, XX, 1028p
Editeur : Springer

2011-04-07

Bassam Abdulkarim is new Director of Radiation Oncology

bravo The Department of Oncology extends a warm welcome to Bassam Abdulkarim who has just arrived from the University of Alberta's Cross Cancer Institute, to take up the position of Director of the Division of Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Abdulkarim will be Chief of Radiation Oncology at the MGH-MUHC, and as an accomplished MD/PhD clinician-scientist, will develop a major program in translational radiation biology at the Research Institute of the MUHC, along with colleagues across the University. Additionally, he will participate in clinical and research activities at the Segal Centre/JGH, providing a unifying spirit and force.
2011-04-05

Goings & Comings

Goingsbravo Lorraine Portelance, March, 2011
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

2011-04-05
Comingsbravo Frank Bladou, January, 2011
Professor, Surgical Oncology

2011-03-30

Promotions

Walter Gotlieb has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Oncology.

2011-02-21

Acting Chair

Eduardo Franco has been appointed Acting/Interim Chair of the Oncology Department as of January 1, 2011.

2011-02-14

First Christine and Herschel Victor, Hope & Cope Chair goes to Carmen Loiselle

Carmen Loiselle has been named the first Christine and Herschel Victor, Hope & Cope Chair in Psychosocial Oncology. This newly established Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology at McGill University is based at the Jewish General Hospital site of the Segal Cancer Center, the Louise Granofsky-Psychosocial Oncology Program (LG-POP) and Hope & Cope.  

2011-02-14

Promotions

Jan Seuntjens, Director of the Medical Physics Unit, has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Oncology.

2011-02-14

Walter Gotlieb and the Benefits of Robotic Surgery

"Results of a series of studies published in the The Journal of Robotic Surgery and The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer show that robot-assisted surgery dramatically improves outcomes in patients with uterine, endometrial, and cervical cancer." Walter Gotlieb, Head of Gynecologic Oncology at the JGH Segal Cancer Centre states that "patient quality of life is dramatically improved, their hospital stays are much shorter and they use far less narcotic pain medication."Link to article.

2011-02-14

Comings

Comingsbravo Melissa Henry, February, 2011
Assistant Professor, Psychosocial Oncology


Emilie Soisson, January, 2011
Assistant Professor, Medical Physics

 
Alasdair Syme, March, 2011
Assistant Professor, Medical Physics


Ivan Topisirovic, February, 2011
Assistant Professor, Basic Research Science
2011-01-31

Palliative Care Upcoming Event

Continuing Medical Education Day

Please join us on Friday, February 4, 2011 at the McGill New Residence Hall, 3625 ave du Parc, Montreal for our 2nd Palliative Care McGill CME Day.

2010-12-16

Christmas Party Invitation



 

All members of the Department of Oncology are cordially invited to the

2010 Annual Holiday Cocktail Party
&
A Celebration in Honour of

Dr. Gerald Batist
Chair of the Oncology Department from 2001-2010
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Date: December 15, 2010
Time: 5:00 - 8:00
Place: Faculty Club, Main Dining Room
3450 McTavish Street

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Special presentation by "Simply Sweetly" singers

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Those wishing to say a few words of appreciation should contact
Frances.ezzy-jorgensen@mcgill.ca 514-398-8452

Contributions towards a gift for Dr. Batist can be sent to
Naomi Scobie at 546 Pine Ave. W.
Make cheques payable to McGill University, Oncology Department

RSVP to naomi.scobie@mcgill.ca or 514-398-2264   Choir