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Dr. John McLaughlin

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Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum
Research Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
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Toronto Ontario M5G 1X5

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Dr. John McLaughlin 
SENIOR INVESTIGATOR

Dr. John McLaughlin is a leader in Canadian cancer research. He has published extensively and leads interdisciplinary teams in large, population-based studies to identify cancer causes and prevention strategies. In particular, he is interested in how the interaction of environmental and genetic factors leads to illness in the population. He is currently conducting studies related to colorectal, ovarian and other cancers, focusing on roles of both environmental and genetic factors, and as an active scientist, he has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. McLaughlin's leadership extends well beyond his own group. He established and was the inaugural leader of the Prosserman Centre for Health Research at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, which is recognized for its leadership in molecular and genetic epidemiology. Researchers at the Prosserman Centre perform large-scale epidemiological studies of cancer and other important diseases, aiming to both make new discoveries and to develop new and better disease control strategies.

He works to improve cancer prevention and to promote health by applying existing knowledge and building new ways for prevention research to be done in Canada. For example, while serving as Vice President at Cancer Care Ontario, he directed teams that launched the Ontario Health Study, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and the nation's first population-based colorectal screening program. As Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, he also teaches and supervises graduate students
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At a Glance

  • Dr. John McLaughlin studies cancer causes and prevention in populations
  • He is interested in how the interaction of environmental and genetic factors can lead to illness in the population
  • He is currently conducting studies related to colorectal, ovarian and other cancers
  • Dr. McLaughlin is also Research Advisor to Public Health Ontario and Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto

 

Major Research Activities

Dr. McLaughlin's research team aims to discover and characterize environmental and genetic factors involved in the development of cancer, and to determine the impact of these factors in human populations. Inter-disciplinary teams conduct population-based studies under the direction of Dr. McLaughlin, with the ultimate aim of improving the prevention and early detection of cancer. These studies explore the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors as causes of colorectal, ovarian, lung and other cancers.

As a leader of population studies for Ontario and Canada, Dr. McLaughlin also strives to have research findings applied to reduce the burden of cancer in the population.

 

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