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Photo : Martin Chamberland, La Presse

The daily La Presse has nominated Dr. Guy Sauvageau and his team as “Personality of the Week” for the discovery of a new molecule, the first of its kind, which allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical cord stem cells are used for transplants aimed at curing a number of blood-related diseases, including leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma.

This award is an initiative from La Presse to nominate a personality which distinguished itself in the past few weeks.

Congratulations to all members of IRIC who collaborated on this major discovery.

About the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer

An ultra-modern research hub and training centre located in the heart of the Université de Montreal, the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) was created in 2003 to shed light on the mechanisms of cancer and discover new, more effective therapies to counter this disease. IRIC operates according to a model that is unique in Canada. Its innovative approach to research has already led to discoveries that will, over the coming years, have a significant impact on the fight against cancer. For more information: www.iric.ca


Manon Pepin
Communications and Media Relations Director
Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer│IRIC
Université de Montréal
(514) 343-7283│manon.pepin@umontreal.ca