International conference brings together cancer researchers

More than 150 scientists, clinicians, nurses, researchers and students from across Canada and Michigan came together to share their latest findings during the Biennial International Cancer Research Conference of the Windsor Cancer Research Group, November 19 at Caesars Windsor. The conference featured 14 oral presentations and 40 posters as well as keynote speakers Elizabeth Eisenhauer […]

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Researchers, professionals, students share efforts on latest cancer cures

A group of students, researchers and health care professionals came together Saturday for a conference in Windsor to share their latest efforts in terms of understanding and fighting cancer. The third annual Biennial International Cancer Research Conference at Caesars Windsor included 160 participants — many from the local area, but also London, Toronto, Michigan, Halifax […]

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Research showing cancer patients’ pain and anxiety led to local change

Women shouldn’t put on a brave face while enduring a painful and traumatizing medical procedure — that’s the lesson learned by a researcher whose surprising findings led to improved care for local cervical cancer patients. University of Windsor sociologist Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale was given $60,000 in Seeds4Hope funding starting in 2009 to study the experiences of […]

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Cancer research, says Windsor scientist, ‘truly is hope’

Biologist Dr. Lisa Porter has five major projects on the go at her University of Windsor lab — targeting brain cancer, blood cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer and cancer in general. “By every measure, she’s one of the foremost researchers in Canada when it comes to cancer,” retired biochemist Dr. Michael Dufresne says of Porter, […]

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Seeds4Hope funds three new cancer research projects in Windsor

Three local cancer researchers are getting a total of $228,000 for promising projects they hope will: Bring bladder cancer detection “out of the dark ages;” Explain the role an essential protein called PLK4 plays in the development of cancers; And measure how Ashtanga yoga improves the psychological, heart and nervous system functions in breast cancer […]

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Research group pulls together think tank on cancer

A think tank July 15 discussed collaboration in cancer research. Participants from academe, health care and private industry came together July 15 for a think tank session organized by the Windsor Cancer Research Group. The second event of its kind, it focused on building research collaborations and increasing the number of submissions for grant funding […]

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