Francis RODIER

Francis RODIER


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Assistant professor Department of radiology, radio-oncology and nuclear medicine, University of Montreal

Research Interests

The laboratory focuses it's research on identifying cellular and tissue mediators of the mammalian DNA damage response. This important biological phenomenon is involved in human aging, cancer development, and influences the outcome of cancer therapy.

More specifically, we want to understand how the DNA damage response is terminated following DNA lesion repair, and how cancer cells can often tolerate persistent DNA damage signalling that occurs when DNA lesions are irreparable. To achieve these goals, we combine cell culture and animal/human models with cutting edge scientific tools.  In collaboration with clinicians, we are also working to develop new molecular diagnostic tools for cancer detection and we are trying to identify cellular targets to sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy or radiotherapy.


This multidisciplinary theme brings together clinicians, basic researchers and epidemiologists. Its current activities are grouped into six sub-themes. Treatment and chemoprevention  This sub-theme, plays a front line role through the development of new treatments and chemotherapies targeting…

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