Navigation Links
McGill plays important role in new global cancer-research network
Date:4/14/2010

This press release is available in French.

A new network was announced today by the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), and Dr. Bartha Knoppers, Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) located within the McGill University/Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, will occupy a key role.

The network will decode the genomes from 25,000 cancer samples and create a resource of freely available data that will help cancer researchers around the world. Spanning the European Union, Asia, India and North America, the network's researchers will examine more than 10,000 tumors for cancer types affecting a diversity of organs including blood, brain, breast, colon, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, stomach, oral cavity and ovary.

Once thought of as a single disease, cancer is now understood to be the result of genetic mutations in cells that disrupt normal functions leading to uncontrollable growth. Because mutations are often specific to a particular type or stage of cancer, systematically mapping the changes that occur in each cancer could provide the foundation for research to identify new therapies, diagnostics and preventive strategies. For this project, research at McGill, like that across the country, will focus on pancreatic cancer.

Knoppers is the Chair of the Ethics and Policy Committee of the IGCC and a member of the Data Access Oversight Committee. She explains that in addition to contributing to this essential decoding work, the CGP will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the ICGC's data-access policy, since it houses the Data Access Compliance Office. It will, in other words, vet all requests for access to the data resulting from this crucial collaboration.

"I am pleased we have this excellent opportunity to support and safeguard such key research," said Knoppers.


'/>"/>

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
william.raillant-clark@mcgill.ca
514-398-2189
McGill University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. McGill, Quebec biotech firm partner for new bone-disease treatment
2. Experts gather at McGill University to address food security challenges
3. McGill garners 19 Canada Research Chairs and more than $17 million in funding
4. McGill/JGH researchers successfully reverse multiple sclerosis in animals
5. McGill University receives almost $63 million under CFI program to support five research projects
6. 2 McGill researchers garner prestigious NSERC Steacie Fellowships
7. Peptides-on-demand: McGill researchers radical new green chemistry makes the impossible possible
8. Forget the antioxidants? McGill researchers cast doubt on role of free radicals in aging
9. MUHC and McGill scientists explain genetic disease first discovered in Quebec 24 years ago
10. Key to curing obesity may lie in worms that destroy their own fat: McGill researchers
11. Boost from McGill, Gates Foundation helps Africans control pharma research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/29/2016)... 29, 2016   Neurotechnology , a ... recognition technologies, today released FingerCell 3.0, a ... solutions that run on low-power, low-memory microcontrollers. ... less than 128KB of memory, enabling it ... have limited on-board resources, such as: mobile ...
(Date:11/28/2016)... Nov. 28, 2016 "The ... of 16.79%" The biometric system market is in ... in the near future. The biometric system market is ... 2022, at a CAGR of 16.79% between 2016 and ... of biometric technology in smartphones, rising use of biometric ...
(Date:11/22/2016)... According to the new market research report "Biometric System Market ... Multi-Factor), Component (Hardware and Software), Function (Contact and Non-contact), Application, and Region ... to grow from USD 10.74 Billion in 2015 to reach USD 32.73 ... Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... TORONTO , Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. ("SQI" ... operational results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September ... , , ... Toronto -based life sciences and diagnostics company that develops and ... Commercial Highlights Achieved revenues of $1.4 million ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Fort Collins, Colorado (PRWEB) , ... December 06, ... ... developer of dynamic aqueous plasma technology platforms, announced today that the company has ... five-year Master Research and Development Agreement (MRDA) with the CSU Office of the ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Dec. 6, 2016  SRI International has been ... from the National Institutes of Health,s National Institute ... of AIDS (NIAID-DAIDS) to support the manufacturing and ... (PreP) agents. Under the seven-year contract, SRI will ... services for candidate HIV-prevention products that emerge from ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... This composition patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,499,637, ... composition claims are not limited to any particular process to make or use ... fibers, graphene, and other materials. A continuation application, U.S. Patent App. No. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: