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.
The Cedars Cancer Centre is reinventing the way we provide cancer treatment at the MUHC.
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.
12 interdisciplinary teams dedicated to a cancer site:
- Lower digestive
- Upper digestive
- Head and neck
- Skin and ocular
7 interdisciplinary teams dedicated to a form of cancer:
- Supportive and palliative care
- Stem cell transplants
- Nutrition and cancer rehabilitation
- Adolescents and young adults
Sixteen of our Cancer Care Mission teams have received the highest levels of accreditation from the Direction de la lutte contre le cancer.
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