False Internet claims about cancer cure trouble local oncologist

Exaggerated claims about the effectiveness of dandelion root as a cancer cure-all are frustrating the efforts of a local oncologist and a biochemist conducting legitimate research into the extract. As clinical director of the Windsor Cancer Research Group, Dr. Caroline Hamm fields emails and phone calls every week from patients who have been misled by […]

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The dangerous claims behind dandelion tea

Source: CBC Radio White Coat Black Art with Dr. Brian Goldman

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Research experience seeking to empower children survivors of cancer

Cancer is scary, but understanding the ways that research is seeking cures and better treatments can be empowering for survivors and their families. Dereck Lau learned that first-hand last week as the inaugural participant in “Cancer Researcher for a Day.” The program of the Windsor Cancer Research Group allows child cancer survivors and their siblings […]

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Brain cancer survivor gets behind-the-scenes look at potentially life-saving research

A 13-year-old brain cancer survivor went behind the scenes to find out how researchers complete clinical trials for drugs meant to fight the disease that almost took his life. The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation launched its first Cancer Researcher for a Day event Friday. The pilot project is designed to empower children and youth through […]

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Brain cancer survivor meets researchers working toward cure

A young brain cancer survivor had a chance to see up-close some of the local research underway to fight the disease. Researchers at the University of Windsor invited 13-year-old Dereck Lau and his sister to participate in a hands-on learning experience Friday. “When people think about research they think primarily biology,” says Youshaa El-Abed. “We […]

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