Sunday, June 5, 2016
La Grande Place, Complexe Desjardins
4th Goodman Cancer Research Gala
Summarizes the Discovery of
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)
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Who We Are

The Goodman Cancer Research Centre is a recognized world-class research centre, contributing to innovative developments in the treatment and ultimately the cure for cancer.

This state of the art Centre has energized cancer research at McGill, attracting internationally–renown investigators. These are exciting times, with an unprecedented collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists with the shared goal of investigating the nature of cancer and metastatic disease; working together to innovate, discover and develop new treatments for cancer patients.

What We Do

A new approach to attacking cancer cells
GCRC Researchers uncover mechanism that makes cancer cells more susceptible to treatment

In a new study published in the journal Cell, reports researchers at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre have uncovered a potential mechanism to make cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy. Read the Med e-News Article

First authors of the study, David Papadopoli (l) of the St-Pierre lab and Etienne Audet-Walsh of the Giguère lab


The Goodman Cancer Research Centre’s team of world-renowned scientists are making key advances in unlocking the mysteries of some of the most prevalent forms of cancer, including those of the breast, prostate, pancreas, lung and colon. While advancing their own unique area of expertise, each team member collaborates extensively with other scientists at McGill, provincially, nationally, and internationally. This team approach provides an enriched perspective and a unique environment for training the next generation of scientists.

Goodman Scientists and Their Work

Dr. Jerry Pelletier


Dr. Jerry Pelletier


Chemical biology approach to translation and transformation.

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Lab Website

Email: jerry.pelletier@mcgill.ca
Phone: (514) 398-2323

Dr. Nicole Beauchemin


Dr. Nicole Beauchemin


Functions of CEACAM1 and role in colorectal tumor initiation, progression and metastasis.

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Email: nicole.beauchemin@mcgill.ca
Phone: (514) 398-3541

The GCRC is proud to congratulate Dr. Nicole Beauchemin upon receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and Dr. Jerry Pelletier for receiving the Award for Research and Clinical Service at the 5th Annual Gerald Bronfman Centre Symposium and Awards Ceremony.

Meet the GCRC Researchers

Our Stories

The Centre is a widely recognized hub for ground breaking cancer research and continues to attract outstanding scientists from around the world to its bright, state-of-the-art laboratories. There are currently more than 15 nationalities represented among its 56 investigators and more than 300 trainees and support staff – postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, MSc students, research associates and assistants, laboratory technicians and administrative staff.  Read more

Jelena Popic, PhD Candidate:
A Place to Be

Élie Kostantin, PhD Candidate:
The Journey from Undergrad to Doctoral Studies

The Heart of Giving

Individuals play a vital role in helping the Goodman Cancer Research Centre achieve its mission. Our progress would not be possible without the involvement of the community. From the Gala to the annual Défi Canderel Run, the fundraising endeavours help make our work -- and breakthroughs -- possible. Please consider offering your support whether through your time, financial contributions or by in-kind giving.