Richard Béliveau has published more than 250 articles in world-class scientific and medical journals, and he is the author of 6 best-selling books that have been translated into 28 languages across 37 countries, including Foods that Fight Cancer, Cooking with Foods that Fight Cancer and Eating Well, Living Well. He has also written more than 550 research columns for the Journal de Montréal.
He is the scientific director of the Chair in Cancer Prevention and Treatment which develops new prevention approaches and advocates for ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Upon identifying compounds in foods that exhibit therapeutic effects, it puts forward means to reduce the impact and development of cancer among the population.
For more information about his work, please visit www.richardbeliveau.org
Dr. Michael Pollak’s lab has several ongoing projects to develop novel cancer therapies and cancer prevention strategies. His research program includes basic work in cellular molecular biology, translational research, and clinical studies.
Inaugurated in October 2002 and located at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, the Stroll Family Cancer Prevention Centre is dedicated to providing specialized information and resources to the public while advancing clinical efforts in the field of cancer prevention. With affiliated experts in major medical and surgical disciplines, the Centre offers the public practical medical, lifestyle, dietary and screening advice in the form of small-group sessions, public lectures, private consultations and one-on-one genetic counselling and risk-assessment services. The Centre serves as an ideal setting to bridge the clinical and laboratory work carried out by the McGill programs in Cancer Genetics and Cancer Prevention.
Dr. Shady Ashamalla is a surgical oncologist at Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre with special expertise in minimally invasive surgery for cancers of the lower gastrointestinal tract. He also has extensive academic experience in surgical education and surgical simulation. Dr. Ashamalla’s practice is completely devoted to lower gastrointestinal cancer surgery, and he strives to advance minimally invasive approaches in cancer surgery. He has been appointed to the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor and surgeon educator, with academic interests in surgical simulation and knowledge translation.
Colorectal Cancer Care is a highly specialized comprehensive cancer program, committed to optimal, evidenced-based and tailored treatment plans. The Centre is advancing innovative treatments and approaches that are less invasive than conventional procedures. Its team includes surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, gastrointestinal specialized oncology nurses, ostomy nurses, geneticists and gastrointestinal-dedicated pathologists and interventional radiologists.
During Summer 2018, we received a grant from the Helderleigh Nutrition Application Fund (HNAF), an initiative of the Helderleigh Foundation in partnership with George Brown College. This grant will fund the development of amazing recipes packed with key ingredients that help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Their generous contribution will also allow us to develop educational material to empower Canadians to cook healthier foods to help prevent cancer.