Category Archives: Bruce Mazer

View his faculty profile here: Bruce Mazer, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Research Theme: B cells, immunoglobulins, innate immunity and the cytokine network
Keywords: asthma • food allergy • immune therapies • intravenous immunoglobulin • B-lymphocytes and mucosal responses • antigen presentation • IgE • IVIg • semaphorins
View Bruce Mazer’s recent posts and news below.

RI-MUHC researchers lead the first oral desensitization program in Canada

Desensitization program helps kids with milk allergies

New milk allergy research being led at the RI-MUHC. Pediatric allergy and immunology specialists Dr. Bruce Mazer and Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan (Montreal Children’s Hospital) started the GET-FACTS (Genetics, Environment and Therapies: Food Allergy Clinical Tolerance Studies) study in 2012.

The program is having good success with helping children with milk allergies build up tolerance to milk protein by introducing the allergen very slowly into the diet. They were interviewed by CTV, La Presse, Radio-Canada, 98,5 fm, the Gazette, CJAD and Le Devoir (September 2016).

More about the study at GET-FACTS: https://www.getfactsmilk.com/ https://www.getfactsmilk.com/

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respiratory research in Canada: the Meakins-Christie Laboratories

Learning Early about Peanut Allergy

Dr. Bruce Mazer explains how the Learning Early about Peanut Allergy (LEAP) trial is changing our approach to peanut allergy. The study (published in NEJM 2015) found that infants (between 4−11 months) who consumed at least 6 grams of peanut per week were significantly less likely to develop an allergy by 5 years of age, compared to infants who avoided peanut entirely.

View interviews with Dr. Bruce Mazer below: