GCRC inspiring hope

As part of its mission to empower patients, caregivers and families dealing with cancer, the Goodman Cancer Research Centre organizes an annual series of four lectures at which leading experts discuss advances in cancer research.

The program presents relevant topics such as the latest groundbreaking research, complex cancer diseases, and novel treatments and best practices in patient care management.  Each session includes an inspirational testimonial from a patient, who shares his or her personal journey, from facing the challenges of diagnosis to surviving well beyond cancer. At the conclusion of the lecture, attendees can ask questions to members of an expert panel. 
 
Admission is free, but registration is required.  For more information, you may call (514) 398-4970, or email: events.gcrc.@mcgill.ca.

Videos of Past Public Forums     
Download the poster for the upcoming Public Forums in April and May 2017     Pancreatic Cancer Poster
Download the poster of the 2015/2016 series

Register for the upcoming Public Forum                 We thank the Public Forum Sponsors for their generous contributions:       

 

Today’s Research for Tomorrow’s Cure

Sessions will be delivered in English. Question and Answer period will be bilingual.
Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free, but registration is required.
To register: call (514) 398-4970 or email events.gcrc@mcgill.ca

Date:  Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time:  6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Address:  McIntyre Medical Building, Palmer Theatre, 6th Floor, 1200 Pine Avenue West, Montreal,  H3A  1X1

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Facilitator
Dr. Peter Siegel, Goodman Cancer Research Centre

Peter Siegel, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry and Anatomy & Cell Biology
Associate Director, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC)
McGill University

Panelists

JULIE ST- PIERRE, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Goodman Cancer Research Centre
McGill University
Title: Exploiting the fuel preferences of cancer cells


MICHAEL POLLAK, MD
Alexander Goldfarb Chair and Professor,
Departments of Oncology and Medicine
McGill University and Jewish General Hospital
Title: Do cancers care if the patient is hungry?


NELDA SWINTON, , MSc. PDt
Oncology Dietitian
Peter Brojde lung Cancer Centre
Jewish General Hospital
Title: Nutrition Matters in a Cancer Patients Journey

Nutritional counseling plays an important role in helping to alleviate certain cancer treatment symptoms. Improving or stabilizing weight increases tolerance to cancer treatments, energy levels, strength and quality of life, rebuilds tissue and decreases the number of hospital admissions.

It is important to identify patients at risk of malnutrition before and during treatment and to intervene as early as possible to stabilize weight and control symptoms.
As well as nutritional counseling for treatment symptoms, dietitians answer particular questions about fad diets, vitamins/herbs and supplements and counsel cancer survivors on maintaining a healthy body weight. There is new evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight might help prevent disease recurrence.


Patient Testimonial

Sessions will be delivered in English. Question and Answer period will be bilingual.
Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free, but registration is required.
To register: call (514) 398-4970 or email events.gcrc@mcgill.ca

Date:  Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Time:  6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Address:  McIntyre Medical Building, Palmer Theatre, 6th Floor, 1200 Pine Avenue West, Montreal,  H3A  1X1

We thank the Public Forum Sponsors for their generous contributions:       

 

Facilitator

NICOLE BEAUCHEMIN, PHD

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology
Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

Panelists

CRISTIANO FERRARIO, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Oncology
Segal Cancer Centre, Jewish General Hospital
SYNOPSIS:
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can easily be overwhelming. Newly-diagnosed patients need to quickly become familiar with so much that is unknown and navigating the health care system can become a scary challenge.

Dr Ferrario is a medical oncologist at the Segal Cancer Centre. Starting from his experience in treating and accompanying hundreds of patients with cancer, Dr Ferrario will talk about understanding a cancer diagnosis and the different categories of treatments that are currently available. He will share with us what he has has learnt to be useful for patients to have a “positive” experience even in such a challenging time of their lives.

BIOSKETCH
Dr Ferrario received his MD degree in 2001 and his Specialty Certificate in Medical Oncology in 2005, from Milan University, Italy (Universita’ degli Studi di Milano).

After training in Milan (Istituto Nazionale Tumori), Dr Ferrario moved to Montreal to work in basic research at the Lady Davis Institute for two years.

In 2007 he was awarded the Terry Fox Foundation Post MD Research Fellowship Award and then started on a clinical fellowship program for four years in the Oncology Department of McGill University, training in clinical research in breast cancer, hepatobiliary and prostate cancers.

In 2011 he moved back to Italy where he worked for two years as a medical oncologist at the “IRST” (Istituto scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la cura dei Tumori) in Meldola, focusing on breast cancer and on the treatment of refractory testicular cancer with high-dose chemotherapy.

In 2012 he accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Oncology Department of McGill University and Medical Oncologist at the Segal Cancer Centre of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, where he is currently working.

In 2012 we was the recipient of the Kate McGarrigle Fellowship Award. In 2014 the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University awarded him with the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Oncology Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr Ferrario treats several patients with breast and urological cancers at the Segal Cancer Centre and is particularly dedicated to clinical research. He is the local responsible for more than 20 phase 1-3 clinical trials that aim to offer innovative treatments to patients with advanced cancers, including new immunotherapy antibodies.

 


LOUISE CHAMPAGNE RN, BScN, CON(C)
Infirmière Pivot (IPO) pour le cancer colorectal /
Oncology Pivot Nurse for colorectal cancer.
Jewish General Hospital.
TitleNavigating through your cancer experience with your nurse pivot

SNYOPSIS
This presentation will provide you with a general information about the cancer trajectory and how the oncology pivot nurse (IPO) can create the conditions in which you and your family can discover and use your own capacities and resources in navigating through the periods of vulnerability of your cancer journey.


CAROLINE ROUSSEAU, PhD
Senior Clinical Manager
McGill University, Faculty of Medicine
Rossy Cancer Network
TitleEnhancing the patient experience – role of the Rossy Cancer Network

Sessions will be delivered in English. Question and Answer period will be bilingual.
Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free, but registration is required.
To register: call (514) 398-4970 or email events.gcrc@mcgill.ca

Date:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time:  6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Address:  McIntyre Medical Building, Palmer Theatre, 6th Floor, 1200 Pine Avenue West, Montreal,  H3A  1X1

 

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Facilitator
Dr. Peter Siegel, Goodman Cancer Research Centre

PETER SIEGEL, PHD

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry and Anatomy & Cell Biology
Associate Director, Goodman Cancer Research Centre
McGill University

 

 

Panelists

MORAG PARK, PHD, FRSC
Director, Goodman Cancer Research Centre
Diane and Sal Guerrera Chair in Cancer Genetics
McGill University
Topic: Breast Cancer


NICOLE BEAUCHEMIN, PHD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology
Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC)   McGill University
"Patient Voice"


 

PETER METRAKOS, MDCM, FRCSC, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Pathology and Anatomy/Molecular Biology, McGill University
Director of Multi-Organ Transplant Program and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, McGill University Health Centre
Program Leader Cancer Research Program, Research Institute, McGill University Health Centre
Title: Management of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis
 


 

DAINA ZOFIJA AVIZONIS, PHD
Manager, Research Associate
Metabolomics Core Facility
Goodman Cancer Research Centre
McGill University
Patient Voice
 


 

DAINA ZOFIJA AVIZONIS, PHD
Manager, Research Associate
Metabolomics Core Facility
Goodman Cancer Research Centre
McGill University
Patient Voice
 


 

On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, the Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation, Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society and the McGill University Hospital Centre are teaming up to offer a free public symposium on new breakthroughs in Pancreatic Cancer.

In honour of Rhonda Tannenbaum
Originator: Gloria Pearl Educational Series for the Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation

Sessions will be delivered in English. Question and Answer period will be bilingual.
Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free, but registration is required.
To register: online form | call (514) 398-4970 | email events.gcrc@mcgill.ca

Date:  Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time:  5.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Address:  McIntyre Medical Building, Palmer Theatre, 6th Floor, 1200 Pine Avenue West, Montreal,  H3A  1X1

Poster 

 

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Facilitator

NICOLE BEAUCHEMIN, PHD

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology
Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

 

Panelists

Gloria Shaffer Tannenbaum, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pediatric, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Title: Life Lessons: A Mother's Journey


Malcolm Moore, MD
President, BC Cancer Agency
Vancouver, BC
Title: A Canadian First - The Pancreatic Oncology Network


George Zogopoulos, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Goodman Cancer Research Centre
MUHC
Title: Precision Medicine and Pancreatic Cancer


Richard Beauchamp

Life Lessons: A Patient's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Sessions will be delivered in English. Question and Answer period will be bilingual.
Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free, but registration is required.
To register: online form | call (514) 398-4970 | email events.gcrc@mcgill.ca

Date:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time:  6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Address:  McIntyre Medical Building, Palmer Theatre, 6th Floor, 1200 Pine Avenue West, Montreal,  H3A  1X1

 

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Webcast will be available 1 week after the event

Facilitator

NICOLE BEAUCHEMIN, PHD

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology
Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

 

Panelists

Léon C. van Kempen, PhD
COO and Scientific Director Molecular Pathology Center
EORTC Melanoma Group
Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital
Title: Overview of Melanoma


Catalin Mihalcioiu, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Oncology
MUHC
Title: Current Therapies in Melanoma


Ian Watson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Member, Goodman Cancer Research Centre
McGill University
Title: Frontiers in Melanoma Research