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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New prostate cancer treatment looks like ‘a winning opportunity for all’

A clinical trial testing a new radiation treatment for prostate cancer has the potential to improve this area’s lower-than-average survival rate. “I would hope so,” says Dr. Junaid Yousuf, a radiation oncologist at Windsor Regional Hospital’s cancer program who is leading the research into stereotactic ablative body radiation in Windsor, one of 14 cancer centres […]

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Researcher snapdshot

Thank you to snapd Windsor for sponsoring a monthly cancer research “snapdshot”. Check back monthly to learn more about cancer researchers in our community or pick up the latest print edition of snapd!

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