Cancer Care

The clinical faculty in the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology include those specializing in medical, surgical or radiation oncology, palliative care and psychosocial oncology. They are part of the McGill network for cancer care which includes the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and St. Mary's Hospital Center (SMH). The network provides care for patients with breast, colorectal, lung, dermatologic, gynecologic, head & neck, hematologic, hepatobiliary, neurological and urologic cancers as well as sarcomas.  There are also specialties in pediatric oncology, adolescent and young adult oncology, geriatric oncology and palliative care as well as programs in cancer prevention, cancer genetics, cancer nutrition and rehabilitation, and psychosocial oncology.  In addition, patients have access to novel, cutting-edge treatments through clinical trials. Patient support programs provide additional information, guidance and practical support for patients and their families.

Cancer Type Treatment
Breast Cancer CRID, Sentinel Node Detection, Systemic Therapy, Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy, Surgery, Clinical Trials
Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Surgery, Ultra-Specialized Surgery, Systemic Therapy, Radiotherapy, Rectal Brachytherapy Research, Clinical Trials

Lung Cancer

Systemic Therapy, Radiotherapy, Surgery, Multidisciplinary Clinics, Dedicated Tumour Board, Clinical Trials

Dermatologic Cancers

Melanoma – Specialized Clinic, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Interferon Treatment

Gynecologic Cancers

Systemic Therapy, Radiotherapy, Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Multidisciplinary Clinics, HPV Screening, Hereditary Cancer Screening, Clinical Trials

Head and Neck Cancer

Comprehensive Surgery Program, Radiotherapy, Systemic Therapy, Specialized Thyroid Program, Robotic Surgery Program, Multidisciplinary Clinics, Clinical Trials

Hematologic Cancers

Myeloid Malignancies, Lymphoproliferative Disorders Including Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Stem Cell Transplantation, Systemic Therapy, Radiotherapy, Clinical Trials

Hepatobiliary Cancers

Specialized Diagnostics, Surgery, Systemic Therapy, Clinical Trials

Neurological Cancers

Brain Tumours, Surgery: Cerebral/Cerebellar Tumours, C-P Angle and Pituitary Tumours, Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Clinical Trials, Basic Research

Urologic Cancers

Diagnostic Centre, Surgery, Laparoscopic Prostatectomy, Bladder Installation Clinics, Incontinence and Impotence, Radiotherapy, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Systemic Therapy, Clinical Trials, Basic Research


Specialized Surgery, Systemic Therapy, Radiotherapy, Multidisciplinary Clinic, Clinical Trials


Programs That Cut Across Cancer Types Role

Pediatric Oncology

Neuro-Oncology Program, Clinical Research Program

Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program

Cancers: Testicular, Sarcoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Breast, Colon. Multidisciplinary Team, Research, Lecturing

Geriatric Oncology

Multidisciplinary Team, Address Issues Relevant to Geriatric Oncology Patients

Palliative Care

Inpatient/Outpatient, Tertiary Consults, Pain Management, Daytime Clinical Care, Lymphedema Treatment and Research, Research Program for Patient and Family, with Interventions.

Cancer Prevention Program

Dedicated Prevention Centre, Multi-Organ Educational Programs, Participation of Omnipracticians, Bowel Screening Program, Prostate Screening Program, Cervical Cancer Prevention Trials, Breast Cancer Prevention Study, Smoking Cessation Program

Cancer Genetics

Dedicated Regular Clinic, BRCA Testing, Hereditary Colon Cancer Testing

Cancer Nutrition and Rehabilitation

Services offered to all patients with cancer

Psychosocial Oncology

Outpatient, Inpatient, Interdisciplinary teams: Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Nursing. Also may include Sexologist, Family Therapist, Music Therapist, Massotherapist, Spiritual Care

Patient Support Program

Patient and Family Support Groups, Information Resource Program, Special Programs, Education, Financial Program for Travel to Appointments, Support Program for Patients who are Parents with Young Families, Support for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. Hope & Cope (JGH), Cedars CanSupport (MUHC), St. Mary’s Hospital Center.




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