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Welcome to the Lady Davis Institute
 
The Lady Davis Institute (LDI) is the research arm of Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, a teaching hospital of McGill University.
 
Founded in 1969, the LDI is one of Canada's leading health research institutes. Important discoveries which have contributed to the health and well-being of patients in Quebec, Canada, and around the world, have been made by LDI researchers in the areas of HIV/AIDS, aging, cancer, vascular disease, epidemiology, and psychosocial science. There are currently more than 117 full-time researchers at the LDI, of whom 70 are primarily lab-based, 21 investigate psychosocial aspects of disease, 26 are in epidemiology. In addition, there are 124 associate investigators. 
 
 
 
 
                         
 
News from the LDI
 
07/08/2014
Research reveals new data on risk factor of genetic mutation for breast cancer
Women who carry a mutation to the PALB2 gene show a 35% risk of developing breast cancer by the age of 70, according to research developed at the Lady Davis Institute and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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18/07/2014
Clinical study on supporting family caregivers of people with advanced cancer recruiting
Many caregivers report that they have little time to pay attention to caring for themselves. Our study intends to examine whether an individually tailored program, including even small amounts of physical activity, can be of benefit to family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer.

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