Research experience seeking to empower children survivors of cancer

Cancer is scary, but understanding the ways that research is seeking cures and better treatments can be empowering for survivors and their families. Dereck Lau learned that first-hand last week as the inaugural participant in “Cancer Researcher for a Day.” The program of the Windsor Cancer Research Group allows child cancer survivors and their siblings […]

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Brain cancer survivor gets behind-the-scenes look at potentially life-saving research

A 13-year-old brain cancer survivor went behind the scenes to find out how researchers complete clinical trials for drugs meant to fight the disease that almost took his life. The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation launched its first Cancer Researcher for a Day event Friday. The pilot project is designed to empower children and youth through […]

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Brain cancer survivor meets researchers working toward cure

A young brain cancer survivor had a chance to see up-close some of the local research underway to fight the disease. Researchers at the University of Windsor invited 13-year-old Dereck Lau and his sister to participate in a hands-on learning experience Friday. “When people think about research they think primarily biology,” says Youshaa El-Abed. “We […]

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Child Cancer Survivors In Windsor Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Cancer Research

The Windsor Cancer Research Group has launched a new program that puts lab coats on kids and youth with cancer. The “Cancer Researcher For a Day” pilot program invites a child or youth cancer survivor and their siblings to get a behind-the-scenes look at the cancer research taking place at the University of Windsor. They […]

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Provincial faculty body recognizes outstanding UWindsor educators

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has recognized two members of the UWindsor academy for their contributions to learning and scholarship. Dora Cavallo-Medved, a permanent lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers and will receive the OCUFA Teaching Award. Karen Pillon, head of […]

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Tragic story of Alberta student inspires University of Windsor brain tumour research

University of Windsor student Alex Rodzinka’s incentive to study brain tumours goes beyond funding from the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. He has the story of Taite Boomer, a University of Alberta business student who died of a brain tumour at age 20 in 2012. The research by Rodzinka and a handful of other university […]

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