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

Graduate Student Recruitment Day - come join us! 

We are currently accepting applications for our annual recruitment event to be held on March 11 & 12, 2021. Top applicants will be invited to get an inside look into our training program.

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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:

Cancer Centre Tweets


8 Aug 2020
I’m about to finish the first year of my master’s degree here at McGill. I’m originally from Ottawa and completed my BSc at the University of Ottawa in the Translational and Molecular Medicine program. It’s while working at the cancer centre at The Ottawa Hospital that I first became interested in cancer research.
16 Jul 2020
I am a Ph.D. student originally from Japan and also lived in Poland when I was younger. I came to Canada six years ago to study Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa. My supervisor is Dr. Morag Park and I also have a supervisor from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), Dr. Geneviève Deblois.
14 Jul 2020

In support of the virtual run for the Défi Canderel, the GCSS are launching a raffle! They have plenty of prizes and all the proceedings will be added to our donations. To participate:

29 Jun 2020

The GCRC wishes to acknowledge and recognize the immense commitment of Ms. Kappy Flanders, a friend of the GCRC and a great advocate, educator, philanthropist and social activist. 

25 Jun 2020

This article was taken from a special feature in Nature Metabolism where Dr Lawrence Kazak reflects on the journey that led him to become a researcher.


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