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Limiting genetic tests for breast cancer susceptibility

Leading oncogeneticist at the Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre warns against the risk of “genetic over-diagnosis” on the basis of spurious genetic tests and proposes limiting testing to clinically validated genes
Mon, 2015-06-01 16:09

Screening for genes whose risk association with breast cancer has yet to be proven is not justified and potentially harmful, argue an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists in a paper published this week in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

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Contact: Tod Hoffman, Research Communications Officer
Organization: Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
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Office Phone: Office: 514-340-8222, ext. 8661
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PhD Oral Defense: Interaction between Peroxin 14 and Peroxin 5 in Leishmania donovani: a pivotal step in glycosomal biogenesis

Thu, 2015-06-11 09:15
Parasitology Building : P-117, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

PhD Oral Defense of Hamed Hojjat, Institute of Parasitology

Source Site: /macdonald

PhD Oral Defense: Postharvest Quality Management of Cucumber and Eggplant

Tue, 2015-06-09 13:15
Macdonald-Stewart Building : MS2-022, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

PhD Oral Defense of Patrick Cortbaoui, Bioresource Engineering

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Grand Rounds: "Treatment of Resistant Depression: What to do when initial steps fail? A Psychopharmacologist's perspective" Dr. Howard Margolese

Fri, 2015-06-05 11:00 - 12:30
Allan Memorial Inst. Hospital : South Seminar Room P1.082, 1025 avenue des Pins Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A1
Source Site: /psychiatry

Schulich Convocation Awards and Honours

Mon, 2015-06-01 15:05

At last week's convocation, not only did the Schulich School of Music celebrate graduating students, but it also highlighted excellence in teaching by full and part-time faculty as well as by graduate students.  Congratulations to those who received the  following awards:

The David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching & Supervision,  received by Professor Julie Cumming, Department of Music Research

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2015 Chamber Music Competition

Tue, 2015-12-08 19:30
A-832 : 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 1E3
Price: Free admission
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String Area Concert

Wed, 2015-12-02 18:00
A-832 : 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 1E3
Price: Free admission
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Cappella Antica

Wed, 2015-12-02 19:30
Redpath Hall : 3461 rue McTavish (McTavish Gates) Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2K6
Price: tbc
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