Media Invitation - Extending the boundaries of treatment


MUHC interdisciplinary research lab focuses on halting cancer-associated body wasting

Cure is the first goal of medicine and engages the attention of clinicians. However, despite the tremendous advances in modern medicine, many patients still suffer from the devastating consequences of incurable and terminal diseases such as significant weight loss caused by the wasting away of muscle and fat. The team of specialists at the McGill Nutrition and Performance Laboratory (MNUPAL) of the MUHC are focusing their efforts on counteracting the dramatic malnutrition and decline in functional performance that often accompany these diseases.

Join us for the official inauguration of this unique and innovative lab that provides "continuing care through research" by seeking ways and means to help these patients. The MNUPAL team applies an interdisciplinary research approach to the causes underlying the problem of body wasting related to incurable diseases. Through a coordinated network and partnership with the clinical services available at the MUHC, the goal of the MNUPAL is to put a halt to this deterioration by combining optimal pain and symptom management, nutritional/functional evaluations and interventions, in concert with tumour treatments.

Come meet the team and the participating patients.

Date: Tuesday April 3, 2007 - 9:45 a.m.
Location: Place Vendome,
Suite 105b, 5252 de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montreal Qc H4A 3S5
Speakers: Dr. Antonio Vigano, MUHC palliative care physician
Dr. Jose Morais, MUHC geriatrician
Dr. Robert Kilgour, Chair and Professor, Exercise Science, Concordia University

For more information, please contact:

Contact Information

Seeta Ramdass
Office Phone: 
514-934-1934 ext. 34320