About the Department

Working to Fight Cancer 

McGill University’s Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology is dedicated to delivering excellence and leadership in cancer research and treatment, in the education and training of health professionals and cancer researchers, and in the advancement of all aspects of cancer control and prevention. Through education, research, policymaking, and public engagement, our goal is to better understand, prevent, treat and cure this disease, as well as to improve the quality of life of individuals with cancer throughout the disease trajectory.

The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology includes a broad spectrum of cancer researchers and cancer care specialists. Established in 1990, the Department has expanded to include over 200 members spread across McGill and its affiliated hospitals: McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Jewish General Hospital (CIUSSS Centre-Ouest) and St. Mary's Hospital Center (CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal). 

The Department's home base is at 5100 Boul de Maisonneuve West, Suite 720 where the Chair and administrative offices are located.  This also is the headquarters of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology.  Other activities at this location include coordination of the following:

  • Medical and Surgical Oncology Residency Training Programs
  • Multidisciplinary Oncology Residents Education (MORE) Series
  • Graduate Diploma in Oncology
  • Visiting Speakers Program in Oncology (VSPO) 


The Department is multi- and trans-disciplinary in nature and its faculty members collaborate with various McGill-based units. It is a focal point for continuing interactions across a broad range of expertise, catalyzing the advancement of cutting-edge discoveries. 

Whether it is conducting research to better understand, prevent and treat cancer, taking care of individuals affected by the disease, training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, or informing policy, in one way or another all of our faculty members are working to fight cancer.     

                                  The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology encompasses the overlapping worlds of numerous divisions and programs, research, undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, graduate diploma in oncology, visiting speakers program  and the Rossy Cancer Network.                                      

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