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Associate Member

Local Address: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
McGill University
131 E. Prairie St.
Marengo, Illinois 60152
United States

Company Description: The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence in clinical programs,...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Professor In Pediatric Oncology At Faculty of Medicine
    McGill University
  • Jack Cole Professor In Pediatric Oncology
    McGill University
  • Researcher
    Research Institute of the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC
  • Researcher In the Cancer Axis
    The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
  • Readers Select MUHC Researcher
    Québec Science magazine
  • Researcher In the Cancer Axis
    Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre at the Montreal Children's Hospital
  • Jack Cole Chair In Pediatric Hematology and Oncology As Well As Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Associate Professor Ped
    McGill UniversityMontreal Children's Research Institute
  • Researcher
    McGill University Constitution Centre at the Montreal Children's Hospital
  • Assistant Professor
    Henderson Research Centre
  • Associate Professor , Department of Medicine
    Henderson Research Centre

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • PhD degree , tumor biology
    Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology
  • M.D.
  • Ph.D.
83 Total References
Web References
The discovery of a cancer spread ...
www.mcgill.ca, 1 Sept 2006 [cached]
The discovery of a cancer spread mechanism by Dr. Janusz Rak, a professor in pediatric oncology at the Faculty of Medicine and a researcher at the Research Institute of the Montreal Children's [...]
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - News item
www.mni.mcgill.ca, 11 Feb 2009 [cached]
The team of Dr. Janusz Rak, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) at the Montreal Children's Hospital, including Dr. Khalid Al-Nedawi and Brian Meehan, has just discovered a new mechanism that tumours use to stimulate the growth of the blood vessels that feed them.
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But this new discovery is much more targeted and represents a new direction in terms of therapy," said a delighted Dr. Rak.
... to starve tumours In fact, a family of molecules derived from annexin V seems to effectively fight this process and ultimately may help "starve" the tumour. "The molecule we used is effective both in vitro and in vivo. It prevents the formation of new blood vessels in mice with cancer and therefore strongly inhibits tumour growth," explained Dr. Rak.
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Dr. Janusz Rak Dr. Janusz Rak is a researcher in the Cancer Axis at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre at the Montreal Children's Hospital. He is also a Jack Cole Professor in Pediatric Oncology at McGill University.
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Media clip: interview with Dr. Janusz Rak
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Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - News item
www.mni.mcgill.ca, 21 April 2008 [cached]
A new fundamental mechanism of how tumour cells communicate has just been discovered by the team of Dr. Janusz Rak at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in collaboration with Dr Guha from the University of Toronto.
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"With this information we can imagine that many mutant proteins are not necessarily confined to the cells that make them, but rather can migrate and spread around as cargo of oncosomes, a process that could be referred to as formation of the "oncogenic field effect," explained Dr. Rak.
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Dr Rak would like to highlight the outstanding work done by Dr Khalid Al-Nedawi the lead author and Brian Meehan the coauthor of the study, from the Research Institute of the MUHC.
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Dr. Janusz Rak is a researcher in the Cancer Axis at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, located at the Montreal Children Hospital.He is also the Jack Cole Professor in Pediatric Oncology at McGill University.
The Montreal Children's Hospital - Our researchers
www.hopitalpourenfants.com, 20 Oct 2012 [cached]
Dr. Janusz Rak The Montreal Children's Hospital - Our researchers
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Dr. Janusz Rak
Cancer
Research includes how tumors interact with blood vessels. This is important because cancer can be treated by obliterating tumor blood vessel growth and already three agents with such (antiangiogenic) activity have been approved in for human use since 2004 (Avastin, Sutent and Sorafenib). Dr. Rak's laboratory has a particular interest in a molecule that can simultaneously cause vascular growth and blood clotting and is called tissue factor (TF).
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Readers of Québec Science magazine have selected a recent cancer breakthrough by Dr. Janusz Rak and his team as "Discovery of the Year 2008".+
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Innovative method to starve tumours The team of Dr. Janusz Rak, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) at the Montreal Children's Hospital, including Dr. Khalid Al-Nedawi and Brian Meehan, has just discovered a new mechanism that tumours use to stimulate the growth of the blood vessels that feed them. +
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Dr. Janusz Rak has discovered a new fundamental mechanism of how tumour cells communicate: by releasing bubble-like structures, called oncosomes, that contain cancer-causing proteins. + April 21, 2008 Cancer cells spread by releasing "bubbles", according to an MUHC study A new fundamental mechanism of how tumour cells communicate has just been discovered by the team of Dr. Janusz Rak at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in collaboration with Dr Guha from the University of Toronto. +
Advisory Team : Nx Pharmagen
www.nxpharmagen.com, 20 April 2012 [cached]
Janusz Rak, Ph.D.
Dr. Rak serves as the Jack Cole Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, as well as Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics at McGill University and the Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Rak and his colleagues have authored a number of landmark publications and patents in the microvesicle field.
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