For details regarding directives for the 2020 Fall semester, please see:

Launching our 2021 photo contest 

This year, we want to see photos of how you’ve adapted to the challenges of conducting cancer-research during the pandemic. Winners may have their pieces of art immortalized in the centre’s corridors and publicized for promotional material.

The deadline to apply is February 28th.

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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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GCRC & Friends:

a COVID-19 webinar 

Dr. Terry Hébert joined our Associate Director Dr. Thomas Duchaine to present an overview of strategies and principles of treatment against COVID-19. Watch the webinar.

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.

Goodman Cancer Research Centre

The 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–renown 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. Nahum Sonenberg for being awarded an honorary doctorate from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS).

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Alain Nepveu's lab investigates how alterations in DNA repair and DNA damage responses contribute to the initiation and progression of cancer.

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Latest Publication

Dr. Luke McCaffrey and Dr. Christopher Moraes & their research teams published a paper in Nature Communications which highlights a new technique that may lead to early and improved cancer detection.

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Learn about our COVID-19 response below:



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!

How it works:

6 Nov 2020

Thank you to our 2020 Canderel donors who have generously supported our work this year - thank you for supporting our #cancerheroes! 


5 Nov 2020
Two research teams within McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) have been selected as this year’s recipients of the newly launched “Omics Data Against Cancer” (ODAC) competition organized jointly by Génome Québec, Oncopole and IVADO.
5 Nov 2020
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has announced that the Goodman Cancer Research Centre's Nahum Sonenberg will be awarded an honorary doctorate during the virtual graduation ceremony on November 28th. This ceremony highlights and celebrates the success of INRS’s 134 graduates. In total, 56 PhDs, 64 master’s degrees and 15 professional master’s degrees will be awarded.
29 Oct 2020
I am from Montreal, I grew up in the West Island and I came to McGill in 2012 to do my Bachelor’s in Anatomy & Cell Biology. During that time, I started to develop my interest in research and medicine, and also spent four months at Leeds University in the UK as part of a study exchange, which I really enjoyed. Currently, I am part of the combined MD/PhD program at McGill where I carry out research at the GCRC. I will be re-integrating back into medical school in January, following 4 years of full-time research for my PhD.


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