Concert contre le Cancer

The Reverse the Brain Drain program was implemented by the Institut du Cancer de Montréal as a major fundraising campaign in celebration of the 60th anniversary of its founding. In response to this event $ 1.2 million was raised for the charity. In order to thank the donors for their incredible generosity a concert was organized in 2008. This concert would lay the foundation for what would become the flagship event for the Institute: the Concert contre le Cancer!


Born to combat the exodus of trained individuals, a phenomenon that threatens the Montréal scientific community, the Reverse the Brain Drain program has directly enabled the Institute to repatriate 11 oncology researchers. By funding the projects of these researchers over a five-year period, the Institute can collectively promote the scientific advancement and the development of better cancer treatments right here in Montréal.


Since its creation, the Concert contre le Cancer has raised nearly $ 5 million, which has been donated to the Institut du cancer de Montréal’s Reverse the Brain Drain program. Help us repatriate other oncology researchers who will continue their research in developing new cancer treatments, giving hope to thousands of Québécois and their loved ones.

 12th annual Concert contre le cancer - The Dark Side of the Moon - A rock symphony

 March 29th 2019

 Maison symphonique de Montreal, Place des Arts

A Pink Floyd symphonic rock concert benefitting cancer research.


The Institut du cancer de Montréal will hold its 12th annual Concert contre le Cancer with a tribute to Pink Floyd in a symphonic rock concert, in collaboration with the Classica Festival. With the participation of Lulu Hughes, this event will raise funds for the Reverse the Brain Drain program, created by the Institut du cancer de Montréal in 2007. This program allows us to combat the exodus of trained professionals, a phenomenon that threatens advancements in our scientific community. By repatriating researchers, new avenues of research can be explored and better cancer treatments will surely be found.  The full Dark Side of the Moon album will be interpreted by  the Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de la Montérégie (OSCM), accompanied by a choir of 60 singers, 5 band musicians and a soloist.


Cocktails, and box or floor seating await you!
With a red carpet for arrivals starting at 6pm, guests will be greeted at an exclusive cocktail party, including bubbles and bites. You will have the opportunity to meet the partners, major donors and the scientific community of the Institut du cancer de Montréal. This evening is sure to be a networking experience you don’t want to miss. You can purchase your tickets online on the Institut du cancer de Montréal website. You will then be contacted by a member of our team to validate your choice of seating options (box or floor).



If you have more questions, contact Mrs Nathalie Tapp, Secretary: 



  • Mr. André Boulanger
    Institut du cancer de Montréal's President
  • Mrs. Michelle Brisebois
    Institut du cancer de Montréal
  • Mr. Mario-Daigle
    Massy Forget Langlois relations publiques
  • Mr. Pierre Gauthier
  • Mr. Clermont Gignac
  • Mr. Pierre Lortie
  • Mrs. Julie Masse
    Communications Consultant
  • Joanne Pelletier
  •  M. Paul Scardera
    Assistenza International
  • Mrs. Raffaela Scaglione
    Honorary Member

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