UWindsor researchers hope to increase survivability of breast cancer patients

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women worldwide, largely due to the unpredictable ways in which the body responds to cancer treatment. A collaborative study at the University of Windsor is seeking to identify breast cancer survival rates for individuals undertaking hormone therapy, radiotherapy, or surgery. Doctoral student Ashraf Abou Tabl […]

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Network aims to match subjects to treatment trials

His extracurricular activities drew biology student Youshaa El-Abed into his latest venture: a start-up called Clinical Trial Network Inc., which hopes to help recruit subjects for biomedical research. “I spent most of my undergraduate working in professor Lisa Porter’s cancer research lab,” El-Abed says. “That led me to taking on the role as president of […]

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Publication reports on impact of Windsor Cancer Research Group

Research saves lives, say the members of the Windsor Cancer Research Group. “Because of research, we now better understand the actions of cancer and ways to protect ourselves from the disease,” the group notes in a report detailing its impact, titled “Bridging Research and Hope.” The group brings together academics, clinicians, and partners from industry […]

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New course at UWindsor connects students with local cancer researchers

‘Cancer Undergrad Research Education’ — or CURE — to be offered to third year students this fall A new course being offered this fall at the University of Windsor is giving students a first-hand look at local cancer research. “Cancer Undergrad Research Education” — or CURE — is a third year course offered by professor […]

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Undergraduates to get front-row seat to local cancer research

This fall, the Faculty of Science will offer a new course for undergraduates to learn about the multidisciplinary cancer research happening in Windsor-Essex. Students will get to participate in brainstorming sessions with clinical researchers and medical professionals about funding, communication, and branding, which would directly contribute to advancing local cancer research. Biology professor Lisa Porter […]

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Chemistry research centre to build on strengths in organic materials

Three researchers will head up a new Functional Organic Materials Research Centre with grants totaling $700,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Research Fund and contributions from industry partners. The centre will allow chemistry and biochemistry professors Tricia Carmichael, John Trant, and Simon Rondeau-Gagné to expand on their current research into designing […]

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