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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Golfers raise $50K to help Windsor genetic cancer researcher

A $50,000-machine will move genetic researcher Raj Atikukke closer to testing genes from Windsor cancer patients to try to personalize their treatment. The 2018 Charity Golf Classic held by Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and In Honour of the Ones We Love Inc. raised $50,000 to help cancer research and target treatment for Windsor cancer patients. The […]

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Researcher looks to body’s natural rhythm for insight into cancer growth

Phillip Karpowicz is examining the body’s natural rhythm to see how it influences the growth of cancer cells. The University of Windsor assistant professor said the human body cycles through a 24-hour biological process called circadian rhythm. This naturally corresponds with normal sleep/wake cycles and allows for the renewal and regeneration of stem cells. “We’ve […]

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