Catherine Goudie receives a career development award from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The award-winning MIPOGG app garners more international support

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Goudie, who received a 2019 Junior Faculty Career Development Award from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CSSS) at U.S.-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in November 2019.

With collaborators at the CCSS, the National Cancer Institute (U.S.) and SickKids in Canada, her winning project will evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the McGill Interactive Pediatric OncoGenetic Guidelines (MIPOGG) tool in survivors of certain cancer types, including osteosarcoma.

“Being able to collaborate and learn from the CCSS team is an amazing opportunity for me at this stage in my career,” says Dr. Goudie, a pediatric Hemato-Oncologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and a member of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).

The MIPOGG app provides access to an online health platform that will revolutionize the detection of cancer predisposing syndromes in young people, a first in pediatric oncology that brings new hope to young patients.

The CCSS Career Development Award allows early career investigators and trainees with an interest and aptitude in childhood cancer survivorship research to develop and complete a research study within the CCSS.

Read more about Dr. Goudie’s work on MIPOGG with Dr. William Foulkes on p. 11 of the 2019 RI-MUHC Annual Report, and about her success in the 2019 TD Ready Challenge.