Fall 2018 CTCR Travel Award Recipients

On behalf of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR), we are proud to announce and recognize the following individuals on receiving the CTCR Trainee Travel Award of $1000.00! Check out their integrated, innovative, and impactful research and videos!

Congratulations to…

2018 CTCR Trainee Travel Awards



Alice Eunjung Shin

Dr. Samuel Asfaha
Colon Cancer
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Cory Lefebvre

Dr. Alison Allan
Breast Cancer
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Lawrence Yip

Dr. Jeffery Carson
Breast cancer
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Muhan (Violet) Liu

Dr. Eva Turley
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
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Pirunthan Perampalam

Dr. Fred Dick
Epithelial ovarian cancer
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 We sincerely would like to thank all of the applicants for their research, applications and exceptional videos!

2018 Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) Travel Awards

The Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) is pleased to offer competitive Travel Awards for graduate students, residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows working in the area of translational cancer research. These awards are intended to enhance the education and training of trainees engaged in translational cancer research. A total of 5 prizes with a value of $1000.00 each will be available. (More Details &  Application Here)

The CTCR Travel Award application deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018, at 4:00 pm, for conferences taking place from July 1st 2018 to April 30th, 2019.

Oncology Insider City-Wide Newsletter-  April 2018 Edition

Oncology Research & Education Day 2018

Thank you for attending Oncology Research and Education Day!

We hope you enjoyed the event on Friday, June 8th at the Best Western in London, Ontario. Over 350 attendees participated in and attended this year’s R&E Day!

 SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 14, 2019!

  2018 Highlights:

  • Opening remarks by special guests, including Mr. Kirk Baines who presented the London Health Sciences Foundation Campaign Celebration video of its achievements.
  • Special presentation by Dr. Alison Allan in honour of Dr. Ann Chambers on the momentous occasion of her retirement. Dr. Chambers was awarded her Professor Emeritus certificate from Western University and the Department of Oncology Lifetime Achievement Award, which were accepted on her behalf by her son Mr. Ben Shirley.
  • 8 informative and engaging oral presentations of the substantial research taking place in our laboratories.
  • An outstanding keynote lecture by Dr. Suresh Senan on, “Oligometastatic disease, the immune system and image-guided radiotherapy - A new paradigm in personalized medicine.
  • Innovative research poster sessions, with over 75 abstracts submitted and presented including posters from senior high school students in the PEL academic co-operative education program.
  • Facilitated networking sessions over lunch.
  • Social media engagement using the hashtags #ONCRESEARCHDAY and #LndOntOncology
  • An afternoon award ceremony with hot appetizers and cocktails to celebrate the day and our award winners.

 Congratulations to the following award winners …

Oral Presentation Award Winners:  Aren Marshall, Lawrence Yip

 Oral Presentation Runner Ups:  Dr. Rohann Correa, Dr. Adrian Buensuceso

 Morning Poster Award Winners:Nivin  Nystrom, Dr. Bipradeb Singha, Salma Dammak, Piru Perampalam

 Afternoon Poster Award Winners: Steven Gameiro, Malica Krstic, Qin (Daisy) Sun, Seung Joon Kim

 Department of Oncology’s Excellence in Academic and Teaching Awards (5):

Division of Surgical Oncology: Dr. Muriel Brackstone
Division of Radiation Oncology: Dr. David Palma
Division of Medical Oncology: Dr. Phillip Blanchette
Division of Experimental Oncology: Dr. Joseph Torchia
Division of Windsor Oncology: Dr. Khalid Hirmiz

Denise Power Cancer Research Staff Award: David Goodale




 Colleagues Collaborate Networking Night Recap - February 2018

On February 2, 2018,  cancer researchers, scientists, physicians, learners and supporters from across London Health Sciences Centre, Robarts, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University, and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry joined forces at our annual collaboration event.

Thank you to Dr. Woods for opening our event and for sharing his personalized his connection to
Translational Cancer Research and Treatment.  Dr. Woods shared a snapshot of his vision for LHSC as a health ecosystem with a tripartite mission of:


Sincere gratitude to Dr. Mick Bhatia from McMaster University for joining our event and his inspiring keynote address and passion for cancer research.  Many exciting takeaways from his TED-style presentation including his 3-ring model of successful translational research.

Creative designs of a futuristic staff lounge, called the STAFF THINK TANK to help further promote collaborations. Collaboration Sessions were held to explore half-baked ideas through brainstorming and discussion. Table hosts to briefly explain their ideas or ongoing projects. The purpose of this session was to help move these half-baked ideas forward in London.  


  • ESMO Promoting Research in London to foster Networking Opportunities with other Investigators around the World

    November 28, 2018
    This past summer, the Department of Medical Oncology was approached by ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) to participate in the production of a video (~5 min length) to be broadcast throughout the ESMO Congress meeting in Munich, Germany this past October. Only 20 centres in the world were selected to promoted their work at ESMO. The primary purpose of this video is to promote research in London and foster networking opportunities with other investigators around the world.

  • Fall 2018 CTCR Travel Award Recipients

    October 01, 2018
    On behalf of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR), we are proud to announce and recognize the following individuals on receiving the CTCR Trainee Travel Award of $1000.00! Check out their integrated, innovative, and impactful research and videos!

  • CTCR Colleagues Collaborate

    December 31, 2017
    Please join us for the second annual CTCR Colleagues Collaborate networking night on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the OLD COURT HOUSE in London, Ontario!

  • Onc Insider April Edition 2018

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