Dr. George Zogopoulos
Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
1. The Grete Roggenburg Research & Montreal General Foundation Awards, The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 2012
2. Chercheur-Boursier Junior 1 FRSQ, 2012
4, Montreal General Hospital Foundation Award,The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 2012
3. Tomlinson Young Surgeon’s Award, McGill University, 2011
I am a clinical research scholar of the Fonds de recherche du Québec developing a translational research program in pancreatic cancer. My work focuses on elucidating the genetics of pancreatic cancer, investigating the therapeutic sensitivities of subsets of pancreatic cancer, translating these findings to clinical care, developing genetic and clinical screening strategies for individuals at a high life-time risk for pancreatic cancer, and establishing surgical treatment strategies for locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
To pursue these research goals, I established a prospective clinic-based research registry for patients with pancreatic cancer and related conditions (the Quebec Pancreas Cancer Study, www.cancerpancreas.ca), with an accompanying biospecimen repository and a patient-derived pancreatic cancer mouse xenograft program. My clinical interests include the surgical treatment of pancreatic, biliary and hepatic malignancies as well as abdominal organ transplantation.