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Canadian Cancer Research Alliance Award

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Gerald Batist on receiving the 2019 Award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance. Click here for details.


Canadian Cancer Research Conference

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Julia Burnier who was recognized by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance for her contribution as a Science Partner in the Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (PIP) at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Ottawa, November 3-5, 2019.

Celebrating 40 years of academic medical physics at McGill


The Medical Physics Unit will be celebrating 40 years of academic medical physics at McGill on November 7, 2019, coinciding with the International Day of Medical Physics. The celebration will include a symposium, panel discussion and the presentation of the 2019-2020 Podgorsak Fellowship.  Agenda. Queries/RSVP, contact Margery Knewstubb.



Anna Derossis

Anna Derossis

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and dear colleague Dr Anna Derossis. Anna was an extraordinarily skilled surgeon and physician, kind and sensitive to her patients and highly respected by her colleagues. She was also uniquely focused on education, and at one time was Director of  McGill’s Surgical Oncology Residency Training Program. In 2000 she published a seminal paper which performed a 10-year analysis of surgical education research, where she outlined and embraced future trends. Anna’s kind spirit was contagious in our work environment; she was passionate about the welfare of her patients, many of whom have her to thank for their lives, and she moved us all to be better caregivers. Anna’s influence on and teachings to her peers and to her many students will live on, because it was profound and meaningful. We salute Anna’s memory, and express support to her bereaved family. She remains a fixture in the history of both the McGill Department of Oncology and the Segal Cancer Centre of the Jewish General Hospital.

Gerald Batist
Director, Segal Cancer Centre
Professor, Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology


Third Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology Distinguished Lecture and Awards Ceremony

The Third Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology Distinguished Lecture and Awards Ceremony took place on October 7, 2019. The Distinguished Lecturer was Dr. Richard Margolese who presented a lecture entitled: "History of Breast Cancer Surgery: A Biologic Journey".

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Antoine Loutfi
Award for Research or Clinical Service Dr. Jan Seuntjens
Award for Teaching and Mentorship Dr. Tamim Niazi
Award for Academic Clinical or Research Support Ms Jacqueline Vachon
Kuok Fellowships
(Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology  & Rossy Cancer Network's Cancer Care Quality & Innovation Program)
MSc fellowships
Ms. Ankita Ghatak
Mr. Kenneth Drummond
Ms. Sarah Mackay

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences New Fellows

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Carmen Loiselle and Dr. Zu-hua Gao, two of the eleven McGillians who were formally inducted as new Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences on September 19, 2019.



Comings bravo Farzin Khosrow-Khavar, MSc, PhD(c)
Senior Data Analyst for the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology
September 2019