Dr. Nada Jabado, whose specialty rests with Medical Genetics and Genomics, is the recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society William E. Rawls Award for excellence in cancer research. This honour is awarded each year by the National Council of the Canadian Cancer Society to an outstanding young investigator in cancer control research.

Dr Jabado is a hematologist, oncologist and researcher at the McGill University Health Centre Montreal Children’s Hospital. She is also an associate professor, department of pediatrics and an associate member, department of medicine, division of experimental medicine at McGill University.

Earlier this year, Jabado and her research team located two sequences of mutated DNA present in 40% the genomes of children suffering from treatment-resistent pediatric brain tumours. Nature published their research findings, featured in the April 5 issue. To access, click here.

Recognized for her pioneering work exploring the molecular signatures of brain tumours, Dr. Jabado was also named “Researcher of the Month” (March) by Canadians for Health Research (www.chrcrm.org). For more information regarding her area of research, consult the following article.

April 16, 2012