Divisions & Programs

Cancer Genetics

pipetteCancer Genetics is committed to excellence in research, education and teaching in the field of hereditary cancer. Its mission is to establish a leading multidisciplinary centre for hereditary cancer genetics in Montréal that will provide an ideal environment for clinical service, research and teaching. Research currently focuses on the genetics of breast, ovarian, colorectal and prostate cancers.

Human genetics is now at the forefront of academic medicine. Its applicability to the management of individuals with, or at risk of, cancer has also created the sub-specialty of clinical cancer genetics. For the past decade, hereditary cancer has been a prominent feature of research at McGill University.

Contact Information

Director:
Dr. William Foulkes
(514) 934-1934 x44121