Segal Cancer Centre

How to reach us

Tel: 514-340-8248

Where to find us

Pavilion E, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th floors


The creation of the Segal Cancer Centre was made possible, in part, by an exceptionally generous endowment from Alvin Segal and the Segal Family. The Centre is located on the 4th, 5th, 7th 8th and 9th floors of the E pavilion and is comprised of two research floors (4th and 5th) which opened their doors in November/December 2005, and three clinical floors (7th, 8th and 9th) which were open to patients in February 2006. 

The mission of the Jewish General Hospital is to deliver expert clinical care in a compassionate manner. The Segal Cancer Centre is a state-of-the-art facility which provides patients with the most comprehensive approach to care, combining cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, psychosocial support, nutritional support and clinical and fundamental research in cancer. The interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, support staff and volunteers play a central role in guiding and supporting patients and their families at each step.

In addition to patient care, the Segal Cancer Centre has thriving cancer research programs focusing on fundamental, translational, clinical, nursing, psychosocial and palliative care research. Clinician scientists and basic researchers who have laboratories on the 4th and 5th floors of the Centre conduct research in molecular oncology, cancer prevention/cancer genetics, biomarkers in cancer therapy, new cancer therapies and radiopharmaceutical chemistry/ radiobiology, with a focus on general cancer or specific cancers such as breast, ovarian, prostate or leukemia.  The psychosocial oncology research program, which includes nursing research and palliative care research, includes studies on fertility and sexuality issues in patients with cancer, quality of life in patients and their family caregivers, and information-seeking behaviour and decision-making of cancer patients. Researchers at the Centre collaborate with local, provincial, national and international colleagues, exchange ideas and findings at conferences and seminars around the world, and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Phase I or II clinical research studies are conducted at the Shirley and Max Konigsberg & Family Clinical Research Unit (CRU) on the 8th floor of the Centre. Phase I trials of novel cancer therapeutics developed by companies and at universities have been successfully performed at the CRU. The Segal Cancer Centre is also involved in larger phase II and III oncology clinical trials which are coordinated through the Clinical Research Program of the McGill Department of Oncology.

The Segal Cancer Centre is also forming partnerships with other research groups locally (McGill Integrated Cancer Research Training Program), provincially (Quebec-Clinical Research Organization in Cancer - Q-CROC)) and internationally (Worldwide Innovative Network - WIN).

Research activities and clinical trials

All oncology research activities currently taking place at the Lady Davis Institute, Segal Cancer Centre are displayed in the link below.  Patients who are interested in learning more or participating in the trials advertised, please speak to your treating oncologist first.


The Centre provides the following clinical, educational and support services to its patients: 

  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Breast Cancer Service
  • Colorectal Cancer Program
  • Hematology-Oncology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Pulmonary Oncology
  • Head & Neck Oncology
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Cancer Nutrition-Rehabilitation Program
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
  • Stroll Family Cancer Prevention Centre
  • Palliative Care
  • Hope & Cope
  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • Psychosocial Oncology
  • Clinical Research Unit
  • Oncology Pharmacy
  • Oncology and Aging Program

Clinical Care

7th Floor

  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Reception
  • Blood Test
  • Patient Examination Rooms
  • Stroll Family Cancer Prevention Centre
  • Psychosocial Support
  • Hope & Cope
  • Family and Patient Information Centre
  • Staff Offices

8th Floor

  • Chemotherapy Treatment Area
  • Oncology Pharmacy
  • Clinical Research Unit
  • Staff Offices
  • Conference Rooms

 9th Floor

  • Urologic Oncology
  • Head & Neck Oncology
  • Neuro-Oncology

Fundamental and Translational Research

4th and 5th floors

  • McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer 
  • Biomarkers in Cancer Therapy
  • Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry
  • New Cancer Therapies
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Radiobiology and Medical Physics


Gerald Batist, MD

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