Publications and Presentations of Findings


The following is a brief list of the publications and presentations resulting from the IGNITE Project and its team members:

1. *LeBlanc MA, Nightingale M, Gaston D, Hamel N, Zhang, J, Lalonde E, Majewski J, Foulkes W, Orr A, Fernandez CV, McMaster CR, Bedard K. Identification of the genomic mutation causing a rare inherited form of kidney cancer.  Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute poster session Halifax, November 2012. * winner first place poster session

2. Casey M.A., Robinson, C., McMaster, C., Bedard K. Cellular resistance in a model of Cutis Laxa type II.  2012 Dalhousie Department of Pathology Research Days

3. Chen PL, Greer W, Fernandez CV, McMaster CR, Bedard K. Development of a cell culture model for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease – a functional study of the LRSAM1 protein. 2012 Dalhousie Department of Pathology Research Days.

4. Gaston D, Orr A, Fernandez CV, McMaster CR, Bedard K. Next-Gen Sequencing, Systems Biology, and the Data Deluge: Identifying Causative Genes of Rare Diseases in the Post-Genomics Era. 2012 Dalhousie Department of Pathology Research Days.* selected for oral presentation.

5. LeBlanc MA., Nightingale M., Gaston D., Majewski J., Orr A., Fernandez CV., McMaster CR., Bedard K. Identification of the genomic mutation causing a rare inherited form of kidney cancer. 2012 Dalhousie Department of Pathology Research Days.

6. M Herder. Time for an Exceptional Approach to the (Increasingly Common) Problem of Rare Diseases. Accountability in Research. In press.

7. Fernandez CV,  Strahlendorf C,  Avard D, Knoppers K, O’Connell C, Malkin D,  Jabado N, Boycott K, Sorenson P. Attitudes of Researchers to the Return to Participants of Incidental and Targeted Genomic Findings Obtained in a Research Setting. Genetics in Medicine. 2013; On line 31 Jan 2013.http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/gim.2012.183 PMID  23370450.

8. Knoppers BM, Avard D, Fernandez C, Longo C, Boycott K. Comparison of Parental and Researcher Perceptions on the Return of Incidental Findings from Genetic Research to Children. International Cancer Genome Consortium meeting. Heidelberg, Germany. December 2012.

9. Senecal K, Levesque E, Fernandez C, Tasse AM, Zawati M, Knoppers BM, Avard D. Statement of principles on the return of research results and incidental findings. Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards. Annual meeting. April 2013. Calgary, ALTA.

10. Kleiderman E,  Avard D, Knoppers B, Fernandez C and Boycott K.  Parental Views on Returning Incidental Findings from Genetic Research to Children: Is it in the Child’s Best Interest? Canadian Bioethics Society Annual meeting. May 2013. Banff, ALTA.

11. Senecal K, Levesque E, Fernandez C, Tasse AM, Zawati M, Knoppers BM, Avard D. Statement of principles on the return of research results and incidental findings.  Canadian Bioethics Society Annual meeting. May 2013. Banff, ALTA.

12. Senecal K, Knoppers BM, Avard D, Fernandez C.  Returning research results and incidental findings: challenges for the health care system. Canadian Association Health Services Policy Research. May 2013. Vancouver.

13. Fernandez CV, Bouffet E, Malkin D,  Jabado N, O’Connell C, Avard D, Knoppers K,  Boycott K, Sorensen P, Orr AC, McMaster C. Attitudes to the Return of Incidental and Targeted Genomic Findings Obtained in a High Risk Pediatric Cancer versus an Inherited Genetic Condition Research Setting.  The American Society of Clinical Oncology. June 2013. Chicago, USA.