2020

  • Members awarded CIHR (2020 Fall Competition) recipients

    March 29, 2021
    Members, Alison Allan, PhD., Michael Boffa, PhD., S.M. Mansour Haeryfar, PhD., Trevor Shepherd, PhD. and John Ronald, PhD. are all recipients of the CIHR 2020 Fall Competition. Collaborators also include members Gregory Dekaban, PhD., Paula Foster, PhD., Timothy Scholl, PhD. and Jonathan Thiessen, PhD. Congratulations to all!!

  • Members awarded AMOSO Opportunity Funding Grants

    December 21, 2020
    Congratulations to the following AMOSO Opportunity Fund Research Funding Competition Recipients: Dr. Pencilla Lang, $195,000 over 3 years for “Preservation of Swallowing in Resected Oral Cavity Squamous Cells: Examining Radiation Volume Effects (PRESERVE)” and Dr. Armen Parsyan, $195.000 over 3 years for “Enhancing Translational Breast Cancer Research Program and Multidisciplinary Collaborations Through Support of Clinicians-Scientist”.

  • Breast Cancer Society of Canada Announcement

    December 18, 2020
    On December 16, 2020, the London Health Sciences Foundation announced the continuation of a long-standing partnership with the Breast Cancer Society of Canada as they make a $2.5 million commitment through 2030 for breast cancer research. In honour of this generous partnership, the current Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit at London Health Sciences Centre London Regional Cancer Program will be renamed as the Breast Cancer Society of Canada Translational Research Unit at LRCP.

  • Fall Catalyst Grant Competition Awardees Announced

    December 16, 2020
    The London Regional Cancer Program Catalyst Grants for Translational Cancer Research review panel recently recommended to the Executive Council of the LRCP funding for projects submitted to the 2020 Fall Competition. This program, open to all primary and cross-appointees in the Department of Oncology at Western University (and their collaborators), supports translational cancer research with potential to attract and retain external funding and to lead to clinical applications that reduce the burden of cancer. Congratulations to all Awardees.

  • Lawson Health Research Institute Top 8th in Canada

    December 14, 2020
    Lawson Health Research Institute maintains its top 8th ranking amongst 40 Canadian research institutions.

  • Newest Onc-Insider Newsletter Released

    November 09, 2020
    The Centre for Translational Cancer Research releases the November edition of the Onc-Onsider Newsletter.

  • Dr. Paula Foster awarded Dean's Awards of Excellence for Faculty Research

    November 03, 2020
    Dr. John Yoo, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has named Dr. Paula Foster, PhD. as the recipient of the 2020 Dean's Awards of Excellence for Faculty Research. Paula is a Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics and a Scientist at the Roberts Research Institute where she is the leader of the Cellular and Molecular Imaging program. The CTCR would like to congratulate Dr. Paula Foster on this incredible recognition.

  • Dr. Qi Zhang joins the CTCR

    October 22, 2020
    Dr. Qi Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University joins the Centre for Translational Research today. Dr. Zhang is also an Associate Scientist with Lawson Health Research Institute and a pathologist at London Health Science Centre. Dr. Zhang's clinical activities include neuropathology (surgical and autopsy) and anatomical pathology (GI tract). His research interests are in basic neuroscience and neuropathological diseases. Welcome!

  • CTCR Member, Dr. Silvia Penuela Awarded 2020 Dean's Award of Excellence - Junior Faculty

    October 20, 2020
    Dr. Silvia Penuela joined the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in 2014 as an Assistant Professor and has since built a strong cell biology research program. Silvia has made significant contributions to her field of study and is a highly regarded scientist and collaborator both nationally and internationally. Silvia has a passion for mentoring and training research trainees and is being recognized for her outstanding performance. Silvia is a recent addition to the Centre of Translational Cancer Research and serves as a member of the management committee. Congratulations!

  • Dr. Timothy Nguyen joins the CTCR.

    October 17, 2020
    The CTCR welcomes its newest member, Dr. Timothy Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen is an radiation oncologist at the London Regional Cancer Centre and specializes in CNS tumors, Oligometastatic disease, GI malignancies, neuroendocrine tumors and palliative radiotherapy. Tim is also the radiation oncologist lead for spine SABR and the CBME lead for postgraduate radiation oncology medical education. Tim can be reached at timothy.nguyen@lhsc.on.ca. We look forward to working collaboratively with him.

  • CTCR presents a talk by Dr. Douglas Hanahan

    September 13, 2020
    The Centre for Translational Cancer Research will be presenting a talk by Dr. Douglas Hananan, the co-author of "The Hallmarks of Cancer". For more details, please review link.

  • Dr. Ana Lohmann joins the Centre for Translational Cancer Research

    August 31, 2020
    Dr. Ana Lohmann, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute and Medical Oncologist at London Regional Cancer Program, joins the CTCR as a member.

  • Onc-Insider August 2020

    August 30, 2020
    Check out the latest edition of the Onc-Insider. Catch up on all the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's Department of Oncology news and events from January 1 to July 31st, 2020

  • Professor of Chemistry joins the CTCR

    August 20, 2020
    The CTCR welcomes Dr. Brian Pagenkopf, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Western University to the Centre for Translational Cancer Research.

  • Dr. Shawn Li discussing his COVID-19 research on CBC Radio

    August 20, 2020
    Dr. Shawn (Shun-Cheng) Li featured on CBC Radio this week and discussed his current research on COVID-19 testing.

  • Three LRCP Medical Oncologists Join the CTCR.

    August 04, 2020
    Welcome to our newest members from the Department of Medical Oncology.

  • Dr. Stewart Gaede's named as Chief Medical Physicist

    July 26, 2020
    Stewart Gaede, PhD., member of the CTCR named as Chief Medical Physicist

  • Three New Researchers/Clinicians added as Members

    July 23, 2020
    Drs. Ricardo Fernandes, Pencilla Lang and Krishna Singh join the Centre for Translational Cancer Research.

  • 2020 Achievements Report Features Members of the CTCR

    June 09, 2020
    Centre for Translational Cancer Research members, Drs. Anthony Nichols and David Palma were featured in Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry 2020 Achievements Report.

  • Dr. Donna Murrell joins the CTCR

    June 08, 2020
    The CTCR is pleased to welcome Dr. Donna Murrell, PhD., medical physicist at the London Regional Cancer Program as a member.

  • Onc-Insider March 2020

    February 24, 2020
    Quarterly Edition of Onc-Insider Just Released! Catch up on events you may have missed from October 1st to December 31st, 2019.

  • CIHR Project Grant Results (201909PJT Competition)

    January 28, 2020
    Centre for Translational Cancer Research Principal Researchers Drs. Allan, Asfaha, DeKoter, Gillies, Palma and Schild-Poulter were successfull CIHR Project Grant recipients in the 201909PJT Competition. Congratulations to all recipients!

  • Catalyst Winners (Fall of 2019)

    January 09, 2020
    Members of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research recipients of the 2019 Fall Catalyst Awards for Translational Cancer Research. Congratulations to all winners!

  • 2020 Catalyst Grant competition details released

    May 05, 2022
    London Regional Cancer Program releases its details concerning the 2020 Catalyst Grant competition.