Cancer probe chosen for top science discovery

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The 2017 Québec Science Discovery of the Year Award goes to the cancer-detection probe developed by Kevin Petrecca and Frédéric Leblond.

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer


Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers of the McGill University Health Centre have developed a new clinical approach to increase the efficiency of treatment of malignant brain tumours that shows promising survival rates while reducing burden on health resources

Continuing the fight against brain cancer


According to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. It is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour. On Oct. 19, the Neuro is holding its second annual A Brilliant Night gala to raise money for brain cancer research.

Key mechanism identified in brain tumor growth


A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumours, according to a new study led by a McGill researcher, The discovery offers hope for more effective treatments of deadly glioblastomas, an aggressive type of brain tumour in adults.