Patient focussed care, every day

cancer care The Cancer Care Mission of the McGill University Health Centre offers a full spectrum of oncology services to children, adolescents, adults and their families. Our goal is to reduce the prevalence of the disease, its mortality rate and the costs related to cancer care while improving the quality of care and support to patients.

Some 20 interdisciplinary teams offer specialized cancer care using state-of-the-art technology and the latest techniques at every stage of the disease continuum, from prevention to cure or end-of-life care. We often work in concert with local and regional teams and have a tradition of partnership with Montreal’s cultural communities. In fact, the MUHC has developed a unique expertise in a trans-cultural approach to cancer care.

Cancer care at the MUHC
(2008 - 2009)

3,600 surgeries at the adult sites

9,000 adults in oncology day centres

20,000 adult chemotherapy treatments

41,278 radiotherapy treatments for 3,119 adults

Leading the way to better cancer care

Our interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams play a leadership role in:

  • developing provincial, national and international care standards
  • delivering ultra-specialized care not available in other centres
  • establishing partnerships and international exchange programs
  • supporting the development of medical and paramedical specialties