CTV Montreal ran a feature on their Evening News on the lab's recent discovery. With collaborators from the Montreal Children's Hospital and hospital centres in France and Australia, we found that protein Tim-3, a key molecule in immune system regulation, is mutated in a subset of patients afflicted by the rare disease subcutaneous panniculitis-like T cell lymphomas (SPTCL). The same story was covered by several other media outlets, including CBC HomeRun, TVA and the Montreal Gazette. The article describing the study made the cover page of the highly rated scientific journal Nature Genetics.
Scientific discoveries from the collaborative work described in our recent article in Nature Genetics were featured in the documentary TV series "Découvertes" on Radio Canada on April 7, 2019. The segment can be watched here.
The driving force behind Poppies for Irina on a visit to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Funds raised in memory of Irini who lost her battle to Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) in 2016 are donated to Jabado Lab.
Irini’s Mom and Dad, Bessy Hadjidimitriou and Stamatis Skarakis (pictured holding the cheque alongside Dr Nada Jabado) are raising funds to purchase a piece of equipment to analyze single cell RNA gene expression from tumors of children diagnosed with GBM.
Dr. Jabado is the team leader of a new Genome Canada Large Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP) titled “Tackling childhood brain cancer at the root to improve survival and quality of life”. The project is co-led by Drs. Michael Taylor at SickKids and Jacek Majewski at McGill University and will focus on discovering genomic vulnerabilities of the most aggressive childhood brain tumours and translating those discoveries into personalized therapies. The project has a total budget of $13 million and is funded by federal (Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes for Health Research) and provincial (Québec, Ontario) funding agencies as well as several private partners.
On April 25, which is celebrated as DNA Day, Dominique Anglade, the Québec Deputy Premier, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, announced the investment by the Québec government in the four Québec-based projects in the LSARP program, including Dr. Jabado’s.
Dr. Mark Kieran (Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital) with Dr. Nada Jabado and Mr. Marco Guglietti pose in front of the Conference Room located at the RI-MUHC that acknowledges the generous donation of the We Love You Connie Foundation. Mr. Marco Guglietti (pictured on the right) and his family created this foundation in honor of their dear daughter Connie who lost her battle to DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). These funds will go directly to support Pediatric Neuro-Oncology research into DIPG at the Montreal Children’s Hospital in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Nada Jabado (L) and Dina Bourdakos (R). On a recent visit to Jabado lab at the RI-MUHC, Dina posed with Dr. Jabado to donate the funds collected for the Kat D DIPG Foundation in memory of her daughter Catherine Demes. This initiative which Dina launched with her family supports scientific research into a deadly brain tumor known as DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) through various activities.
Dr. Nada Jabado (L) with Dina Bourdakos and Dr. Jacek Majewski (R). Dr. Majewski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University. His research focuses on genomics and bioinformatics analysis of high throughput data such as those obtained by analyzing tumor samples from brain cancer patients like Catherine Demes.