Kevin Petrecca, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)

Kevin Petrecca, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Contact Information
Email address: 
kevin.petrecca [at]
Hospital title: 
Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery (McGill University
Associate Chair-Neurosurgery of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery (McGill University).
Chief of the Department of Neurosurgery (McGill University Health Centre)
Neurosurgery Clinic
Brain Tumour Clinic

Kevin Petrecca's clinical practice is dedicated to treating brain cancer patients and his research program focuses on 1) studying the origin, development, and properties of brain cancer stem cells and 2) developing new tools for brain cancer surgery.

Selected publications: 

Raman spectroscopy detects distant invasive brain cancer cells centimeters beyond MRI capability in humans. Jermyn M, Desroches J, Mercier J, St-Arnaud K, Guiot MC, Leblond F, Petrecca K. Biomedical Optics Express. 2016;7:5129-5137.

A Phase 2 Trial of Neoadjuvant Temozolomide Followed by Hypofractionated Accelerated Radiation Therapy With Concurrent and Adjuvant Temozolomide for Patients With Glioblastoma. Shenouda G, Souhami L, Petrecca K, Owen S, Panet-Raymond V, Guiot MC, Corredor AG, Abdulkarim B. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 201797:487-494.

Intraoperative brain cancer detection with Raman spectroscopy in humans. Jermyn M, Mok K, Mercier J, Desroches J, Pichette J, Saint-Arnaud K, Bernstein L, Guiot MC, Petrecca K, Leblond F. Science Translational Medicine. 2015;7:274.

DRR regulates AKT activation to drive brain cancer invasion. Dudley A, Sater M, Le PU, Trinh G, Sadr MS, Bergeron J, Deleavey GF, Bedell B, Damha MJ, Petrecca K. Oncogene. 2014;33:4952-60.

DRR drives brain cancer invasion by regulating cytoskeletal-focal adhesion dynamics. Le PU, Angers-Loustau A, de Oliveira RM, Ajlan A, Brassard CL, Dudley A, Brent H, Siu V, Trinh G, Mölenkamp G, Wang J, Seyed Sadr M, Bedell B, Del Maestro RF, Petrecca K. Oncogene. 2010;29:4636-4

Research areas: 
Brain Tumour

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