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  • Dr. J. R. Jocelyn Paré, MSM, PhD


New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Medical Technologies,; Adjunct Professor, McGill University; Adjunct Professor, Université de Moncton; Senior Scientist, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute.


Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, McGill University, Université de Moncton; Member, Society of Interventional Oncology

Research Interests:

Microwave tumour ablation; dielectric properties of tumoral tissues; tumour ablation modeling; design of new tools for cancer detection and treatment; intelligent textiles.

Dr. Paré's research focuses on innovations in the use of electromagnetic radiation as energy source for the detection and treatment of medical ailments, primarily cancer. His work aims to improve the efficacy of microwave-assisted ablation procedures for cancer treatment and extend their applicability to broader range of tissues and to tumours at various stages of development. He also is acquiring dielectric properties data of healthy and diseased tissues. The latter will be used as diagnostic tools and will serve as input parameters in the modeling of necrosis processes occurring during microwave-assisted ablation procedures. The overarching objective of his research is the design of novel microwave-assisted ablation tools. Some efforts are devoted to the design of intelligent textiles that respond to microwaves exposure to be used in medical applications.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Paré is a Senior Scientist


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Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, Hotel-Dieu Pavilion, 35 Providence Street, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada E1C 8X3


Dr. Paré just joined the cancer research field after a long career in microwave technologies applied to various chemical and physical areas.  The following are selected patents and publications that reflect the basic principles of the use of microwave energy for chemical and biochemical processes.  They are the fundamentals behind the cancer-related applications under development by Dr. Paré and his team:

J. R. J. Paré and J. M. R. Bélanger, Microwave-Assisted Medical Technologies and Apparatus Therefor, PCT Application No. PCT/CA2017/000077, Published October 05, 2017.

J. R. J. Paré and J. M. R. Bélanger, “Microwave-Assisted Extraction”, Chapter 12, in “Sample Preparation Handbook”, John Wiley & Sons (USA), J. Pawliszyn and H. Lord eds., pp. 197-224(2010) (ISBN: 978-0-470-09934-6).

J. M. R. Bélanger and J. R. J. Paré “Microwave-Assisted Processes (MAPTM) in Food Analysis”, in “Handbook of Food Analysis Instruments”, S. Otles, Ed., CRC Press, Chapter 4, pp. 57-83 (2008).

J. M. R. Bélanger, M. J. Alfaro, F. C. Padilla, and J. R. J. Paré, “Influence of Solvent, Matrix Dielectric Properties, and Applied Power on the Liquid-Phase Microwave-Assisted Process (MAPTM) Extraction of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)”, Food Research International 36, 499-504 (2003).

J. R. J. Paré, J. M. R. Bélanger, and M. M. Punt, “Controlled Energy Density Microwave-Assisted Processes”, U. S. Patent 6,061,926 (2000).

J. R. J. Paré and J. M. R. Bélanger”, Microwave-Assisted Process (MAPTM): Principles and Applications, in "Instrumental Methods in Food Analysis", J. R. J. Paré and J. M. R. Bélanger Eds., Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, pp. Chapter 10, pp. 395-420 (1997).

J. R. J. Paré, J. M. R. Bélanger, and S. S. Stafford, "Microwave-Assisted Process (MAPTM):  a New Tool for the Analytical Laboratory", Trends Anal. Chem. 13, 176-184 (1994).

J. R. J. Paré, M. Sigouin, and J. Lapointe, "Microwave Assisted Natural Products Extraction", U. S. Patent 5 002 784 (1991), and international counterparts.

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