WCRG Think Tanks initiate unique research relationships

By: Sara Elliott The Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG) Think Tanks series is looking for new participants to continue expanding their cancer research. Lisa Porter, WCRG Scientific Director, says the collaborative sessions provide an opportunity for researchers, clinicians and various community members to brainstorm on cancer research projects. “It is about enhancing collaborations, building teams […]

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Cancer symposium invites students to join the fight

It wasn’t just about education for some of the 131 high school students gathered at the Let’s Talk Cancer Symposium at the University of Windsor on Thursday. It was personal. Mia Simons saw the agony a friend went through watching a relative succumb to cancer in 2016 and hasn’t forgotten the helpless feeling of it […]

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Student backs Windsor Cancer Research Group with donation from Royal Bank

First-year biology student Maria Napigkit is getting behind the Windsor Cancer Research Group with a $150 donation to local research through the #Make150Count campaign of the Royal Bank of Canada. Napigkit was among young people across the nation selected by the bank to participate in the campaign, which provides each of them with $150 for […]

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University professors study benefits of yoga on breast cancer survivors

Three University of Windsor professors are joining forces to study the potential benefits of an increasingly popular form of yoga on breast cancer survivors. In January, university psychology professors Josée Jarry and Kendall Soucie will team with kinesiology Prof. Cheri McGowan to study how breast cancer survivors will respond to ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga is a […]

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Experts invited to help plan for research, education at new hospital

Researchers and medical educators are meeting Tuesday to plan how Windsor’s new hospital can help make this area a leader in medical research. The decades-old buildings that house Windsor Regional Hospital’s Ouellette and Met locations weren’t designed with medical students, medical residents and researching scientists in mind. But the construction of a $2-billion replacement provides […]

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Casino puts money down on fight against cancer

A donation from Caesars Windsor will help the fight against cancer, says a UWindsor professor researching the disease. Lisa Porter is translational research director for the Windsor Cancer Research Group, which received $10,000 Tuesday from the casino’s Concerts for a Cure campaign. It donated $1 for every ticket sold for October or November shows in […]

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