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Gastrointestinal Cancers

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Surgical Programs
Gastrointestinal Cancers IBD Group Surgical Programs

Research Groups

Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (FGICR)
Ontario Pancreas Cancer Study (OPCS)
Ontario Familial Colorectal Cancer Registry (OFCCR)
Soft Tissue Sarcoma Research Program (STSRP)

Lynch Syndrome (LS)
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)

MYH - Associated Polyposis (MAP)
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS)
Juvenile Polyposis (JP)
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Syndrome (HDGC)
Pancreatic Cancer

Research Groups

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group (IBD)
Crohn's and Colitis Canada Inflammatory Bowel Disease GEM Project
Hepatobiliary Bowel Study (HPB)

Areas of IBD Group
Support Network for Patients
Research Studies
Information for Physicians
Research Fellowships

Research Programs

Best Practice in General Surgery (BPIGS)
Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery (EBRS)
Rachel M. Flood Education Program



The Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases (ZCC) is a clinical research facility, internationally acclaimed as a leader in the understanding and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.

The Centre’s research focus is to determine the causes of hereditary familial cancers and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s), with an emphasis on their genetic preconditions.

Because our investigators are clinicians, the Centre prides itself in being able to quickly and efficiently bring new research findings into the medical setting, for more tailored treatment and better patient care.

The ZCC is proud of its collaborative team structure consisting of gastroenterologists, surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, pathologists, radiologists, molecular geneticists, genetic counsellors, epidemiologists, paediatricians and IT specialists. We invite you to take advantage of the resources we offer through this website.

Dr. Zane Cohen

Dr. Zane Cohen