World Cancer Day 2013: Dispel the myths, get the Facts


Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne-Timmins Amphitheatre , 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA
World Cancer Day

On World Cancer Day, Monday, February 4th, 2013, the Cedars Cancer Institute and the Goodman Cancer Research Centre are teaming up to offer a free lecture to dispel some common cancer myths and give the facts about cancer care and research progress being made right here in Montreal.

Leading cancer experts from McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre and the McGill University Health Centre will dispel misconceptions that:

Cancer is my fate

Cancer is a death sentence

and will give you the facts that:

Cancer research is making solid progress

Cancer dollars are making a difference


Emcee: Andrew Carter, CJAD 800 morning host

Introduction by:

Peter Siegel, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Interim Director, Goodman Cancer Research Centre


Gwendolyn Andrews Nacos

Director and founder of Cedars CanSupport

Moderator and Speaker:

Phil Gold, CC, OQ, MD, PhD, FRS(C), FRCP(C), MACP

Executive Director, Clinical Research Centre, MUHC


Eduardo Franco, MD, P.H., M.P.H.
James McGill Professor
Departments of Oncology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
McGill University

Dr. Manuel Borod
Director, Division of Supportive and Palliative Care Programs, MUHC
Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology
McGill University

“Patient Voice: Living with Cancer”

Followed by Question and Answer Period in English and French. Information booths will be available for cancer health prevention tips and facts.

Admission is free. Seating is limited. Please reserve your space now. Parking is free at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Vouchers will be distributed at the end of the lecture.

RSVP/Pre-Register: January 10, 2013 to February 4, 2013


Contact Information

Annette Novak
Goodman Cancer Research Centre
annette.novak [at]
Office Phone: