Dubrovsky molecular pathology centre
With the launch of its new Molecular Pathology Center, the JGH takes a significant step forward in developing personalized medicine in Quebec. Molecular pathology reinvents cancer treatment by paving the way for personalized medicine. Instead of applying a generic treatment such as chemotherapy doctors start by analyzing the tumor's molecular profile to identify its unique characteristics called biomarkers, which reveal its vulnerabilities.
This center is the third largest in Canada. It includes biomarker research laboratories, laboratories for developing PCR-related techniques, and molecular diagnostics laboratories, and also has an educational component with over 30 residents or students on site. Several support facilities complement the spaces, including a freezer room, a cryogenics room, and rooms equipped with robotic devices.
"The Centre will put the JGH at the leading edge of progress in this promising new era of personalized medicine, and it will help us give our patients the best possible treatments by adapting medical care to the specific molecular characteristics of their illness." – Dr. Alan Spatz, Director, Pathology Department.
1 100 m²
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