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Volker Blank


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Volker Blank
Volker Blank Project Director Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal


An Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University and Project Director at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Blank is also an Associate Member of the Department of Physiology at McGill University. The long-term goal of his research team is to design novel treatment options for patients with erythroid cell disorders and cancer.

Field(s) of Research

  • All
  • The biology of cancer
  • Etiology (causes)
  • Prevention
  • Screening, diagnosis and prognosis
  • Treatment
  • Onco-psychology
  • The development of scientific models
  • Other


2007 – Named “Researcher of the Month” by the Cancer Research Society

Projects Funded by the Foundation

2011 – Controlling breast cancer cell proliferation with bZIP type transcription factors

2016 – Linking ErbB signaling to the MAF transcription factor function in breast cancer