Lung cancer: the numbers don’t lie

24-August-12

Fact: according to statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in Canada. That’s why this month, the Goodman Cancer Research Centre – as part of a new video series – is highlighting lung cancer, and the work of Dr. Logan Walsh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Genetics.

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Dr. Roderick McInnes to receive the CSCI’s 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital and Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is being honoured with the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award by the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI). Dr. McInnes, who holds the Alva Chair in Human Genetics and a Canada Research Chair in Neurogenetics at McGill University, is being recognized for significant and innovative contributions in the field of human genetics.

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Suggested Articles to Read

  •  Investing in research is the best way to create an innovative economy” written by Paul Armstrong and Carol Herbert in The Globe and Mail. Read here.
  • “Scientists can’t be silent” written by Christopher Coons in the Science Magazine. Read here.

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McGill Residency Program in Medical Genetics

The Department of Human Genetics offers a 5 year residency training program in Medical Genetics that meets the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Collège des médecins du Québec, the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG), and the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG). The program involves 2 years of core training including Pediatrics and Internal Medicine followed by 3 years in Medical Genetics. The three years in Medical Genetics include at least eighteen months in clinical genetics (genetic counselling, dysmorphology, teratology, inherited metabolic disease, cancer genetics, neurogenetics and prenatal diagnosis) and six months of clinical laboratory exposure (biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics). The final year allows for increased training in any of the above areas.

Congratulations to both Ebba Alkhunaizi and Thomas Kitzler on finishing their residency program!

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