The Institut du cancer de Montréal is an institute recognized worldwide for major advances in the field of cancer research. Over the years, the Institute has developed programs to support the recruitment of internationally renowned researchers in collaboration with the CRCHUM and the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal. Many of the innovative approaches launched by the Institute are aimed at identifying new biomarkers as well as new therapeutic approaches for different types of cancer. As Vice-Dean of Philanthropic Research and Development at the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal, I am honoured to sit on the Institute’s Board of Directors and to work in close collaboration to promote innovative programs in the fight against cancer.