Kevin Petrecca, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)

Contact Information

Email: kevin.petrecca [at] mcgill.ca (Kevin Petrecca)
Tel: 514-398-2591
Recent Publications: PubMed
Academic Affiliations: Neurology and Neurosurgery
Research Groups: Brain TumourNeuroimaging and Neuroinformatics


Kevin Petrecca, a neurosurgical oncologist, is associate professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery (McGill University), Chief of the Department of Neurosurgery (McGill University Health Centre), Associate Chair-Neurosurgery of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery (McGill University). His 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

The Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital is a McGill University research and teaching institute; delivering the highest quality of care to patients, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. The Neuro is proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.