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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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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