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VOBOC brings hope for young cancer victims

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every 12 hours in Montreal an adolescent or young adult learns they have cancer. Venturing Out Beyond Our Cancer (VOBOC) is a community group that reaches out to those victims of cancer from 13 to 39-years-old.

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The battle against cancer – The 7th National Conference to Defeat Cancer starts today in Montreal

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

MONTREAL, April 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – The 7th National Conference to Defeat Cancer, a Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec initiative sponsored by astronaut and former Canadian Space Agency president Steve MacLean, starts today in Montreal. The theme, “Get involved in your health, invest in your community”, is an invitation to all stakeholders involved in the fight against cancer to work …

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MUHC's Cedars Cancer Centre to be a one-stop treatment centre

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

For a cancer patient, navigating where to go for their treatment can be a bit like an obstacle course. Their oncologist may be located in one place, but their blood tests or chemotherapy are performed in another part of the hospital. Right now, the Royal Victoria, Montreal General, the Montreal Chest Institute and the Children's Hospital all deliver cancer treatment

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MUHC's Cedars Cancer Centre to be a one-stop treatment centre

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

For a cancer patient, navigating where to go for their treatment can be a bit like an obstacle course. Their oncologist may be located in one place, but their blood tests or chemotherapy are performed in another part of the hospital.

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Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells metastasize

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

( McGill University ) A protein commonly found in human cells could be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis, according to a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC. The finding focuses attention on a biological mechanism that until now was largely overlooked. The discovery of the protein's …

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Prostate Cancer Risk Decreases When You Have Sex With 20 Or More Women: Study

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Men are less likely to develop prostate cancer if you've slept with several women.

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New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

( University of Montreal ) In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug.

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VOBOC brings hope for young cancer victims

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every 12 hours in Montreal an adolescent or young adult learns they have cancer.

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McGill geneticist uncovers new susceptibility gene for breast cancer

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Years before scientists discovered the BRCA gene mutation was responsible for some hereditary breast cancers, Carolyn Badger of Montreal was fighting her second bout with the illness.

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Scientists find a new strategy for brain cancer treatment

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma.

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