NEWS & EVENTS

 

The symposium will be focusing on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer.

 

The conference will feature an exclusive and stimulating program, with international leaders in the field of Thoracic Surgery sharing their medical and surgical expertise while highlighting innovations and future directions in current practice.

 

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Establishing Quality Care for Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

 

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive cancer caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, a construction product used until the 1980s that continues to be present in many buildings. It is an extremely lethal disease with only 5% of patients still alive 5 years after diagnosis. [...] Making a diagnosis of MPM is difficult and most patients experience significant delays from the time they develop symptoms, to diagnosis and further delays before obtaining treatment.

 


Photo: Julia Marois
November 2016

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Teaching is beyond the classroom

 

Grade 6 students from the Study - a private education all-girls school came to visit the Thoracic and Upper GI Cancer Research Laboratories and learn from the lab members. The visit allows students to be exposed to science and explore their interests at a young age. Maybe they will become the next-generation of scientists?

 


Photo: Thoracic Surgery & Upper GI Cancer Research Laboratories
January 28, 2016

Research on the front lines of cancer care
A series of RCN grants is looking at ways to improve the delivery of care across the network

 

Faster treatment for oesophago-gastric cancer patients

Surgeon Lorenzo Ferri has a hunch that ramping up coordination is the best way to improve care for patients with oesophago-gastric cancer — and he’s hopeful this will ultimately improve survival, too.

 


Photo: Sophie Lorenzo
Rossy Cancer Network
Fall 2015

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A warm welcome to Dr. Spicer as Principal Investigator and all new lab members

 

The month of July brings exciting additions to the lab as Dr. Jonathan Spicer officially joins the Thoracic Surgery and Upper GI Cancer Research Laboratories as a Principal Investigator.

Also, we are delighted to have the following students joining the lab: Roni Rayes - Post-doctoral Fellow, Vivian Stavrakos - Master's student & Phil Vourtzoumis - Master's student.

 


Photo : Thoracic Surgery & Upper GI Cancer Research Laboratories
July 1, 2015

Émission - Radio-Canada 
Découverte

 

Ce soir à Découverte, des chercheurs de l’Université McGill à Montréal, identifient un nouveau mécanisme de propagation du cancer dans l’organisme.

 

 

Photo : Radio-Canada - Découverte
14 décembre 2014

Lorenzo Ferri,

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Infections et cellules cancéreuses :
un dangereux mélange

 

Une équipe de chercheurs du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM), à Montréal, a découvert un nouveau mode de propagation du cancer, qui peut se déclencher après une opération. La bonne nouvelle : il existe déjà des médicaments qui pourraient prévenir ce mécanisme.


Photo : Radio-Canada
13 décembre 2014

Lorenzo Ferri,

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10 DÉCOUVERTES 2013 :
Cancer et globules blancs: liaisons dangereuses

 

En bon chirurgien, le docteur Lorenzo Ferri aime le travail bien fait. Alors, quand un de ses patients atteint de cancer est mort, il y a quelques années, malgré une intervention chirurgicale réussie, il est demeuré perplexe.

 

 

Photo : Jonathan Cools-Lartigue
Québec Science
13 décembre 2014

Lorenzo Ferri,

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Lorenzo Ferri, Jonathan Spicer, Centre universitaire de sante McGill, McGill University Health Centre, MUHC, McGill University

More than $3 million awarded to MUHC clinician-researchers

 

More than 80 clinician-researchers representing a variety of disciplines were recognized during the evening. All of whom have demonstrated exceptional promise in the work they are undertaking.

Dr. Jonathan Spicer, a thoracic surgeon at the Montreal General Hospital, was among the recipients and received the Bell Media Fellowship.

 

Photo : McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
October 24, 2013

Lorenzo Ferri,

White blood cells and the spread of cancer: an interview with Drs. Lorenzo Ferri and Jonathan Cools-Lartigue, McGill University

 

As surgeons who take care of cancer patients, we have observed a troubling association between patients who suffer from infections after surgery and the rapid spread of their cancer.

 


Photo : Pierre Dubois, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
NewsMedical.net
July 16, 2013

 

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Lorenzo Ferri, Jonathan Cools-Lartigue

Une percée dans le traitement du cancer

 

Notre corps pourrait être un allié du cancer. En effet, le système immunitaire, qui combat les infections, activerait puis favoriserait la propagation de cellulaires cancéreuses, selon une étude du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM), publiée lundi.

 

Photo : Pierre Dubois, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Journal Métro
2 juillet 2013

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Des globules blancs alliés du cancer

 

Il y aurait des traîtres dans le système immunitaire, ce grand protecteur de notre corps! Des chercheurs canadiens des universités McGill et de Calgary affirment que les globules blancs qui combattent les infections jouent un rôle dans l'activation des cellules cancéreuses et leur propagation vers des tumeurs secondaires appelées métastases.


Photo : iStockphoto
Radio-Canada
2 juillet 2013

Lorenzo Ferri, white blood cells, McGill University, metastasis

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Want to join the Thoracic Surgery & Upper GI Cancer Lab?

Contact Ms. Betty Giannias
Email
514-934-1934 ext. 76102