Student promotes YMCA summer camp to educate youth about cancer research

A UWindsor student has sparked a partnership between the Windsor Cancer Research Group and the local Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) to develop a summer camp to help elementary and middle school students understand cancer research. Rebecca Nakhoul, a fourth-year biology student, pitched the idea to Windsor Cancer Research Group assistant director Karen Metcalfe. With […]

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Dr. Donna Strickland, Canadian Physicist Wins Nobel Prize

“Please check out Professor Rangan and Physics Club President Layale Bazzi being interviewed on the CBC News, Tuesday October 2nd, about the significance of Dr. Donna Strickland (University of Waterloo) winning a 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. They did a really great job explaining the impact that this award will have on Canadian Physics and […]

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UWindsor researchers hope to increase survivability of breast cancer patients

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women worldwide, largely due to the unpredictable ways in which the body responds to cancer treatment. A collaborative study at the University of Windsor is seeking to identify breast cancer survival rates for individuals undertaking hormone therapy, radiotherapy, or surgery. Doctoral student Ashraf Abou Tabl […]

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Network aims to match subjects to treatment trials

His extracurricular activities drew biology student Youshaa El-Abed into his latest venture: a start-up called Clinical Trial Network Inc., which hopes to help recruit subjects for biomedical research. “I spent most of my undergraduate working in professor Lisa Porter’s cancer research lab,” El-Abed says. “That led me to taking on the role as president of […]

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Publication reports on impact of Windsor Cancer Research Group

Research saves lives, say the members of the Windsor Cancer Research Group. “Because of research, we now better understand the actions of cancer and ways to protect ourselves from the disease,” the group notes in a report detailing its impact, titled “Bridging Research and Hope.” The group brings together academics, clinicians, and partners from industry […]

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New course at UWindsor connects students with local cancer researchers

‘Cancer Undergrad Research Education’ — or CURE — to be offered to third year students this fall A new course being offered this fall at the University of Windsor is giving students a first-hand look at local cancer research. “Cancer Undergrad Research Education” — or CURE — is a third year course offered by professor […]

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