About us

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Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and the second leading cause of death globally.

Understanding its complex nature requires the highest level of scientific expertise, cutting edge technology and creative collaboration across disciplines and boundaries.

The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), affiliated with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, brings together world-leading scientists and clinicians in a vibrant, collaborative environment. Our scientists are tackling the most important problems in cancer research through innovative thinking and a multidisciplinary approach, supported by world-leading Innovation Platforms and a dedicated staff of research and administrative professionals.

Essential to the mission of the GCRC is the education and training of the next generation of leaders in the field of cancer research. Our talented trainees are at the heart of our community and central to all that we do. Our training programs are dynamic, innovative, hands-on and designed to foster independent thinking and an ability to integrate knowledge and technology from multiple fields.

Our Vision

The Goodman Cancer Research Centre will consistently be recognized as a world-class research centre, contributing to innovative developments in the treatment and ultimately the cure for cancer, providing individual and global hope.

Our Mission

To bring together internationally renowned scientists who are dedicated to cancer research and provide researchers with the best resources available.

To contribute to worldwide research initiatives to improve the treatment and overall management of cancer, thus benefiting patients directly.

To provide an internationally recognized training ground for future generations of leading cancer researchers.

To sensitize the general public and the medical community as to the importance of fundamental research in the understanding, prevention, prognosis and treatment of cancer.

Our Values

We will achieve excellence through:

Perseverance and dedication

Scientific rigor and determination

Ethical practices in all areas of endeavor

Scientific and financial accountability

Respect, professionalism and discipline

Sense of responsibility to transfer knowledge

Sharing of best practices and working as a team

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