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On the 50th Anniversary of their Discovery of Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)

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

The GCRC is focused on biomedical research and the translation of these findings into better cancer therapies.

By generating novel information and ideas that are essential to the understanding of cancer, the fundamental cancer investigations carried out at the Centre create the foundation on which all clinical activities and drug development initiatives are built.


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. Nahum Sonenberg

James McGill Professor

Dr. Nahum Sonenberg

James McGill Professor

Translational control mechanisms.

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Sonenberg Lab Website

Phone: (514) 398-7274

Dr. Morag Park

Director, Goodman Cancer Research Centre; Professor, Diane and Sal Guerrera Chair in Cancer Genetics

Dr. Morag Park

Director, Goodman Cancer Research Centre; Professor, Diane and Sal Guerrera Chair in Cancer Genetics

Signal transduction pathways important for the development of human cancers and how they can be targeted with drug therapies

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Phone: (514) 398-8280

Dr. Morag Park and Dr.Nahum Sonenberg have been honoured by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance for their contributions to the ongoing fight against cancer.

Morag Park has earned the CCRA’s award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research while Nahum Sonenberg won the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award. The official presentations were made during the Canadian Cancer Research Conference on Nov. 8 and 9, 2015.   Article

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.