April 2016News

French cancer experts explore JGH research and care

Dr. Wilson Miller, Director of the Clinical Research Unit in the the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, reviews the highlights of the Rossy Cancer Network with the French visitors.

Dr. Wilson Miller, Director of the Clinical Research Unit in the the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, reviews the highlights of the Rossy Cancer Network with the French visitors.

The Jewish General Hospital’s French connection was strengthened last fall with the visit of six senior members of staff from the Regional Cancer Centre of the University Hospital Centre of Poitiers.

The day-long visit to the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH, organized by the Montreal’s Rossy Cancer Network (RCN), was one stop in an intinerary that also enabled the French experts to explore advances in cancer treatment and research at the McGill University Health Centre and St. Mary’s Hospital.

Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre and JGH Chief of Oncology, said that developing links among leading cancer institutions is intrinsic to the mandate of the RCN, whether those facilities are local or international.

Dr. Batist explained that the JGH already has a strong professional relationship with institutions in Paris and Marseilles, and the latest delegation establishes a new link with Poitiers.

The RCN was launched thanks to a $35 million lead gift from the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation. This innovative 10-year project requires each of the network’s member hospitals and McGill University to match dollar-for-dollar the donation of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation. This provides donors with a truly exceptional opportunity to help lead and shape the future of cancer care and research in Montreal and Canada.

For more information or to make a donation, please call the JGH Foundation at 514-340-8251.

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