Divisions & Programs

Cancer Epidemiology

Cancer Epidemiology conducts epidemiologic research on the etiology and prognosis of cancers of greatest global public health importance, with an emphasis on recommending preventive practices.

Established in 1988 thanks to a generous endowment to McGill by The Cancer Research Society, Cancer Epidemiology is primarily a departmental unit in the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology; however it is also officially recognized as the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, along with the established clinical epidemiology units based in the McGill hospitals.

Cancer Epidemiology provides statistical and study planning expertise to researchers in the Department of Oncology, and is responsible for all of the teaching in cancer epidemiology and prevention to McGill undergraduate and graduate students.

Contact Information

Dr. Eduardo Franco
(514) 398-6032
Anna Tzagourni
(514) 398-8014

Department faculty members who conduct cancer epidemiology research
Laurent Azoulay
Eduardo Franco
Celia Greenwood
Scott Weichenthal