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People's Choice Award for Three Minute Thesis competition

From the record-breaking one hundred and fifty students who signed up for the competition, our very own Lysanne Desharnais won the hearts of audience members, receiving the People’s Choice Award for her demonstration of how diet and obesity influence immune-based therapies in lung cancer. 

Read our 2020 Annual Report

The past year has been filled with outstanding scientific achievements and major milestones in the growth and development of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre. As reflected in our Annual Report, we continue to make
discoveries and change lives. 

GCRC wins big in new ‘Omics’ cancer competition

Two GCRC research teams have been selected as this year’s recipients of the newly launched “Omics Data Against Cancer” competition organized jointly by Génome Québec, Oncopole and IVADO.

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New technique may lead to early and improved cancer detection

A team of GCRC researchers alongside McGill's Department of Chemical Engineering have found tiny and previously undetectable ‘hot spots’ of extremely high stiffness inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer tumours. 

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State-of-the-art technology for cancer research

Located at the heart of McGill University’s Life Sciences Complex, we are a research and training facility that has attracted leading scientists from across the world.

Our collaborative approach is central to who we are 

Our investigators are tackling the most important problems in cancer research through innovative thinking and collaboration. Read a recent publication from one of our current PhD students.

Laying the groundwork for new therapies

By deepening our understanding of the mechanisms behind cancer, we are providing the core knowledge with clinicians to develop new cancer treatments.

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre is a recognized world-class research centre, contributing to innovative developments in the treatment and ultimately the cure for cancer. This state of the art centre has energized cancer research at McGill, attracting internationally–renowned investigators. These are exciting times, with an unprecedented collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists with the shared goal of investigating the nature of cancer and metastatic disease; working together to innovate, discover and develop new treatments for cancer patients.

Celebrating Success

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Siegel who has won two prestigious CIHR grants, both focusing on cancer metastasis. 


Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Nicole Beauchemin

Dr. Nicole Beachemin has been a pioneer in the field of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and has developed a robust project on defining this gene family. 



Latest Publication

Janane F. Rahbani from the Kazak Lab published a paper in Nature which looks at how obesity is regulated by brown adipose tissue. 

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30 Mar 2021
Tell us a bit about yourself: I am a Post-doctoral fellow at the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC). I did my undergraduate studies in Genetic Engineering, then did my master’s degree in Biology at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. I moved to Canada in 2012 to do my PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary. After seven years in Alberta, I decided to come to Montreal to study cancer signalling and I am now part of Dr. Morag Park’s lab.
17 Feb 2021
Janane F. Rahbani from the Kazak Lab has uncovered how the energy utilization in adipocytes (otherwise known as “fat cells”) may lead to therapies aimed at normalizing these tissue functions in the context of metabolic disease.
9 Feb 2021
Dr. George Zogopoulos to receive the Michal & Renata Hornstein Career Award for Surgical Excellence.
3 Feb 2021
I grew up in Barbados in the Caribbean and came to Montreal for my bachelor’s degree where I studied Biology. I graduated in 2017 and I am now doing a PhD.
3 Dec 2020
I am an American, from Connecticut, and came to McGill University as an undergraduate. I am so glad I did because the independence I have gained living here has been great. My father was a geneticist and it’s interesting that I have, by coincidence, ended up studying in the same field as him!
3 Dec 2020

This Holiday season, the Goodman Cancer Student Society and the Green committee are hosting a Green lab decorating contest!

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