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(Jan - March 2012) The MUHC has received widespread media coverage in recent months

The MUHC has received widespread media coverage in recent months, with several facets of life at the hospital centre making news – in some cases headline news:

 

New MUHC-led study shows most deadly ovarian cancer often starts outside the ovary

The most deadly type of ovarian cancer often starts outside the ovary, causes symptoms, and has the potential to be diagnosed early enough to be treated effectively. These are the findings of the DOvE (Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer Early) study, led by a research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and published in The Lancet Oncology. The study has major implications for women around the world and could revolutionize the way this disease is diagnosed. Read more…

 

 

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Genetic breakthrough for brain cancer in children spearheaded by MUHC Research Institute

An international research team led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) has made a major genetic breakthrough that could change the way pediatric cancers are treated in the future. The researchers identified two genetic mutations responsible for up to 40 per cent of glioblastomas in children - a fatal cancer of the brain that is unresponsive to chemo and radiotherapy treatment. The mutations were found to be involved in DNA regulation, which could explain the resistance to traditional treatments, and may have significant implications on the treatment of other cancers. The study was published this week in the journal Nature. Read more….