Skin cancer: why men are genetically more prone

As summer is finally here, Canadians are eager to spend more time outdoors but a new study from Dr. Ian Watson is a reminder why caution is required while doing so, especially for men. Read more

Dr. Peter Siegel receives Scientific Distinction Award

The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation announces the recipients of its Awards of Excellence. Read more

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. Morag ParkDr. Peter SiegelDr. Ian  Watson and Dr. Luke McCaffrey who have all been awarded Innovation grants from the Canadian Cancer Society. 


Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Luke McCaffrey  addresses fundamental questions in cell biology to understand mechanisms of breast cancer initiation and progression. 
Learn more about Dr. Luke McCaffrey


Latest Publication

Dr. Ian Watson & his team published a paper in Nature Cancer  which has provided some insight on the sex differences in melanoma. Read the publication.

Learn about our COVID-19 response below:

Cancer Centre Tweets


17 Jun 2020

PhD candidate Paul Savage from the Park Lab recently published a paper in Communications Biology on chemogenic profiling of breast cancer which revealed targetable vulnerabilities for difficult-to-treat tumours. 

5 Jun 2020

Dr. Sidong Huang makes headline news in the Financial Post for his research on ovarian cancer:

15 May 2020

We're very excited to be launching our #GCRCandFriends online lecture series!

22 Apr 2020

We are pleased to announce the three winners of our first ever photo competition.

1. Gabrielle Brewer, Park Lab

2. Constanza Martinez Ramirez, Park Lab

3. Reem Kurdieh McCaffrey Lab

16 Apr 2020

As the world’s attention is focused on COVID-19, what effect is this having on cancer research and clinical activity? How are oncologists balancing the safety of their patients with the need to deliver life-sustaining treatments?


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