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This flagship series brings together Parliamentarians with experts in science and engineering, showcasing outstanding Canadian research accomplishments. Its purpose is to provide unbiased insight into topical scientific issues, within a non-partisan forum. This prestigious forum represents a unique opportunity for scientists to communicate important findings to a distinguished and influential audience.

The series is organized by PAGSE, an umbrella group of 25 + science and engineering organizations operating under the auspices of the Royal Society, and is supported by NSERC.

Fighting Cancer with Food


Dr. Richard Béliveau, Université du Québec à Montréal

It is estimated that one third of cancer cases can be attributed to diet, which demonstrates the importance of healthy eating to help reduce the incidence and progression of cancer. Numerous fundamental, clinical and epidemiological studies have shown that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is a key factor in reducing the risk of cancer.
Professor Richard Béliveau, head of the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine and researcher at the hemato-oncology unit of Sainte-Justine Hospital, is interested in the mechanisms by which nutrient-based compounds exert antitumor effects. His work is aimed at establishing a global profile of anticancer activity in fruits and vegetables in order to set up a program unique in the world for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Dr Richard Béliveau is professor of biochemistry at the Université du Québec à Montréal, professor of surgery and of physiology at the medicine faculty of Université de Montréal and holder of the Chaire en Prévention et Traitement du Cancer. He is researcher in the Neurosurgery Department of Notre-Dame Hospital and holder of the Chaire de Neurochirurgie Claude-Bertrand. He is also a member of the Group for Experimental Therapy of Cancer of the Jewish General Hospital. He is author of more than 210 papers in medical journals. His research interests are: cancer prevention and treatment by foods, new approaches for cancer chemotherapy, brain tumor treatments, cancer coagulopathies and cancer metastasis inhibition. He is author of the best-seller Foods that fight cancer.

Organized by: The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)

Sponsored by:

--the Speaker of the Senate
--the Speaker of the House of Commons
--Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2007 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Place: Room 200, West Block, Parliament Hill
Cost: No charge to Members of the House of Commons, Senators and Media. All others $10
Registration: Please register by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE Coordinator: 613-991-6369,
Registration Deadline: May 14th