Relay for Life enlists students in fight against cancer

Sarah Columbus, a student in the concurrent Bachelor of Education program, knows too well the devastating effect that cancer has on Canadians. She felt compelled to become involved in UWindsor’s Relay for Life because she’s about to celebrate being 16 years cancer-free. At five years of age, Columbus was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and […]

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Cancer research gets $1 million funding boost

A team led by UWindsor biologist Lisa Porter has received more than $1 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to advance research on an aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, is the aggressive cancer that claimed the life of Gord Downie, lead singer for the Canadian rock band […]

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Grant to bring together chemistry and biology researchers in cancer fight

Two UWindsor professors have earned a $100,000 grant to conduct research that could lead to new therapies for particularly aggressive cancers. Biologist Lisa Porter and chemist John Trant have been awarded a grant from the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research (OICR). The agency, founded by the provincial government in 2005, has chosen Dr. Porter and […]

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University of Windsor cancer research taps new funding source

The source of the latest funding for cancer research at the University of Windsor is almost as important as the funding itself according to researcher Lisa Porter. When the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research recently announced $100,000 to back the work Porter and her team are conducting on cancer-related proteins it marked a historical first […]

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Photos: High school students to attend Let’s Talk Cancer symposium at UWindsor

More than 180 local Grade 11 and 12 students learned about the science and treatment of cancer Thursday at the Let’s Talk Cancer Symposium at the University of Windsor. The event was hosted by Let’s Talk Science, an award-winning national charitable youth development organization, along with the University of Windsor faculty of science and the […]

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Expanded exercise program launched for cancer patients

Building strength and confidence after cancer treatment is the aim of an expanded exercise program being offered by the Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program Run in conjunction with Windsor Regional Hospital, RENEW is a wellness program designed to help people heal from the physical and emotional side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. Since […]

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