Quebec researchers among recipients of $34 million ‘Grand Challenge’ Grant from Cancer Research UK to combat cancer
McGill and MUHC research teams part of an international effort to uncover how chronic inflammation causes cancer
Concerns raised about efficacy of off-label use of already approved drugs
A new paper published by McGill University researchers in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that some clinical trials may promote the use of ineffective and costly treatments. That’s the opposite of what clinical trials are aimed at, namely preventing ineffective and costly treatments from being taken up by physicians and patients.
Source: MUHC Newsroom
To mark the 75th anniversary of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry, Canada’s first academic department in the field, a special symposium will be held at the St. James Theatre on November 29. Under the theme “Looking Forward, Looking Back” the event will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from a distinguished lineup of international speakers and to network with old and new colleagues alike.
Montreal, Thursday, November 8, 2018 – With the financial support of L’Appui national pour les proches aidants d’aînés and the collaboration of McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec is proud to launch a virtual education program Taking Care, intended for those caring for someone living with ALS.
In July 2018 Dr. Mark Ware took a leave of absence from his position as Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Family Medicine at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine in order to become the Chief Medical Officer for the Canopy Growth Corporation. On November 7 he returns to McGill where he will deliver the 41st annual Osler Lectureship “100 years of cannabis: a journey from William Osler to the modern era,” beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles F.
For new HPV DNA test, study finds there may be little benefit in screening women aged 55 with a negative testRegular cytology screening (pap or smear test) is still the most commonly used HPV screening method, and can prevent cancers up to age 75 years, although benefits decline with age For the newly introduced HPV DNA test, which offers a higher degree of accuracy, women aged 55 who have a negative test were predicted to be at low risk of cervical cancer
A single negative human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test – a newly introduced test whic
By Philip Fine
If reactions at a Faculty Town Hall meeting held September 17 are any indicator, the Centre for Medical Education may soon be called the Institute of Health Sciences Education. Among its reasons for transforming into an institute would be to both offer graduate degrees in health sciences education (HSE) and to appoint academics conducting scholarly work in the field.
Source: Cell Metabolism
New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who achieved greatest success in terms of weight loss demonstrated more activity in the brain regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex associated with self-control. The results of the study were published in Cell Metabolism on October 18.
Drs. Sylvia and Richard Cruess receive the 2018 Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education
Source: Association of American Medical Colleges
Researchers discover additional targets for existing drugs used to treat a specific melanoma
$2 million research grant awarded to McGill Nursing represents ‘powerful endorsement’ of the profession
By Christina Kozakiewicz, Ingram School of Nursing
To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,
Further to last week’s update on the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, during which we confirmed the opening of the 5th and 6th floor amphitheatres and 2nd floor classrooms, we are pleased to report that the following additional areas will be opened as follows:
By Diane Weidner, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,
With the new academic year set to begin in earnest, I am pleased to report a great deal of progress has been made with respect to remediation efforts at the McIntyre Building following the July 13 fire. I take this opportunity to thank the University’s Project Review team who have taken over the reins from the Emergency Operations Committee and who continue their meticulous work to minimize disruptions to our community.