This year marks the 50th anniversary of the pioneering research by Drs. Phil Gold and Samuel Freedman, who, together, discovered and defined the Carcinoembryonic Antigen, the most frequently used blood test used as a biomarker in the diagnosis and management of patients with cancer. Dr. Gold spoke to the Reporter about the past, present and future of cancer research.
Nov. 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the single most important scientific article in the field of pain, “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” co-authored by McGill’s Ronald Melzack and the late Patrick Wall. Dr. Jeffrey Mogil discusses the significance of this groundbreaking paper.
In advance of his 2015 Eakin Lecture, the Reporter spoke to Dr. Craig Moyes, Visiting Eakin Fellow.
In advance of his Nov. 4 Osler lecture, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey sat down with the Reporter to discuss schizophrenia, modern psychiatry and patient advocacy.
In advance of his public lecture Advances in Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Workup on Nov. 4, Dr. Jason Agulnik , medical director of the pulmonary oncology program at the Jewish General Hospital, discusses whether or not only smokers develop lung cancer; if there are tests to screen for the disease; and new advances in the treatment.
McGill History prof., Gil Troy, talks about the kinds of challenges writers like the Cundill Prize finalists face, his own existential fears as an author and his new book, The Age of Clinton.
Francois Miller arrived at McGill this past spring as Manager of the Office of Sustainability. Recently, Miller sat down with the Reporter to talk about his mandate, the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF), Vision 2020 and his plans to further grow the culture of sustainability at McGill.
On May 1, 2014, Mathieu Allard fell 10 metres while working at the Ferrier Building on the downtown campus. This summer, after a grueling year of surgeries and therapy, the upbeat 29-year-old returned to work. The McGill Reporter talks to Allard about his incredible recovery and the people who helped save his life.
To get into the spirit of the Centraide campaign, which kicked off earlier today, the McGill Reporter sat down with Eyal Baruch, Assistant Manager of Events, Athletics and Recreation, to explore his lifelong passion for volunteerism and his belief in the importance of supporting Centraide.
In advance of his Beatty Memorial Lecture (Sept. 24), former Microsoft executive and founder of Room to Read, a global non-profit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education, spoke to the Reporter about social entrepreneurship and “the major choices facing the world at this epochal moment.”