Dr. George Zogopoulos is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at McGill University and a Clinician-scientist scholar of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Dr. Zogopoulos’ lab – at the Research Institute of the MCGill University Health Centre and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute – studies the genetics and oncogenomics of pancreaticobiliary cancers. His research includes discovery of genetic associations with familial pancreatic cancer, and therapeutic opportunities for pancreaticobiliary cancers driven by homologous recombination deficiency.
To pursue his research interests, Dr. Zogopoulos established the Quebec Pancreas Cancer Study (QPCS), a familial patient registry and biospecimen repository for pancreatic, biliary tract and peri-ampullary malignancies. His program’s resources also include patient-derived tumour xenograft and cell-line libraries.
His translational research program is integrated into the ambulatory oncology clinics at the McGill University Health Centre to facilitate access to genetic counseling and testing as well as precision oncology and early detection opportunities for patients with pancreaticobiliary cancers.
Dr. Zogopoulos is the Pancreatic Disease Oriented Group co-Chair of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), and his research activities also include the pan-Canadian Pancreatic Cancer Profiling for Individualized Care (EPPIC) study, the Pancreatic Cancer Genetic Epidemiology (PACGENE) consortium, and the Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection (PRECEDE) consortium.
His clinical practice focuses on the surgical treatment of pancreatic, biliary and hepatic malignancies, as well as abdominal organ transplantation with a focus on transplant oncology.