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Mélanie Béland, PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Maxime Bouchard
Award: KRESCENT Fellowship
Institution: McGill Cancer Centre
Year: 2006-2009

Dr. Mélanie Béland will complete her post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Maxime Bouchard at the McGill Cancer Centre in Montreal. She will be investigating the role of Pax2 in the initiation and progression of renal cell carcinomas. Kidney cancer accounts for nearly 3% of all tumors diagnosed in Canada; in 2005, approximately 4,500 new cases were reported.