Familial GI Cancers Unit

Hereditary GI Cancer Symposium 2017

The Zane Cohen Centre is proud to host the 2017 Symposium for Hereditary GI Cancer, made possible by a generous donation from the Erika Heller Fund.   The symposium aims to bring together health professionals from around Ontario to learn the latest information on hereditary GI cancers, and to discuss ways to provide equitable care to patients around the province at risk for these conditions.  


TORONTO - May 26th, 2017

*This symposium is sponsored through the generous donation of the Erika Heller Fund


Directions can be found at:  https://toronto.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel/map-and-directions.html

By Subway 

The closest subway stop is St. Andrew Station. Upon exiting the Northwest exit to the street, continue walking WEST on King Street until you arrive at the hotel. Alternatively, one could exit the subway and continue on the KING STREETCAR, WESTBOUND until PETER St. Our hotel is located at the corner of King St & Peter St.  To help orient, The CN Tower is always SOUTH.

For Parking

Overnight Parking with In/Out Privileges - $32.00/day
Monday to Friday - 6:00AM to 6:00PM - $14.00
Daily 1/2 Rate - $4.00

Canadian Colorectal Cancer Consortium

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We are pleased to announce that the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) has extended the funding for the Canadian Colorectal Cancer Consortium (C4) from April 1, 2014-September 30, 2017. The TFRI C4 has two main aims. The Screening Axis is being led by Dr. Steven Gallinger of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and the University Health Network. The Therapeutic Aim is being led by Dr. Gerald Batist of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. The Screening Axis will be housed and operated out of the Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The TFRI C4 study will provide support for the establishment of a molecular-based approach to translational cancer care that will improve the outcome of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients by:

  • Improving the impact of early diagnosis, decreasing mortality and the cost of managing CRC through targeted screening of families stratified by risk (Screening Axis).
  • Improving the life expectancy and reducing the cost of the management of advanced CRC through the study of drug resistant metastatic disease and the development of a biomarker panel to predict drug resistance (Therapeutic Axis).

The TFRI C4 will be composed of a multi-institutional network of clinicians, surgeons, pathologists, basic scientists, and other members of the medical community involved in clinical and translational cancer research in Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Alberta, and British Columbia.

The Screening Axis site specific investigators include:

  • Dr. Steven Gallinger, Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Robert Gryfe, Dr. Aaron Pollett and Dr. Tae Hart of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Nancy Baxter and Dr. Cathy Streutker of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Paul Karanicolas and Dr. Eugene Hsieh of Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. William Foulkes of McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Haili Wang and Dr. Jean Deschenes, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB
  • Dr. Patrick Parfrey of Memorial University, St. John’s NL
  • Dr. Carl Brown, Providence Healthcare and Dr. David Schaeffer, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver BC

For more information please call the TFRI C4 Screening Axis Project Manager, Spring Holter:

T: 416-586-4800 x 2088

Toll-free: 1-877-586-5112 x 5

Email: Spring.Holter@SinaiHealthSystem.ca

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Gastrointestinal Cancers

The Zane Cohen Centre researches about Gastrointestinal Cancers at Mount Sinai Hospital. The Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (FGICR) provides information for FAP and the polyposis syndromes to affected families across Canada and for HNPCC to Ontario families. The Ontario Pancreas Cancer Study (OPCS) looks at the genetics of pancreatic cancer.

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) / Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)
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

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