• CTCR Welcomes New Members

    February 01, 2023
    The Centre for Translational Cancer Research has added Drs. Chris Goodman and Joelle Helou to its ranks. Both are recent hires by the Division of Radiation Oncology.

  • Ting-Yim Lee Chairs Announced

    January 15, 2023
    Drs. Jefferson Frisbee and Narinder Paul have been named the Ting-Yim Lee Chairs. Dr. Frisbee is the Chair, Department of Medical Biophysics, and Dr. Paul is the Chair/Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging. This opportunity was made possible thorough an ongoing philanthoric partnership between Western University, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and Dr. Lee himself. Dr. Lee is a member of the CTCR.

  • Weston Foundation Funding

    January 09, 2023
    Dr. Jeremy Burton $300,000, Western Foundation in collaboration with partners at University of Calgary and University of Alberta, to prepare a White paper on the current state of fermented food in Canada and research priorities going forward for human health in this area.

  • Robert L. Fine Foundation of Canada

    January 08, 2023
    Peter Ferguson, PhD, Jim Koropatnick, PhD, Dr. Mark Vincent $65,000US to continue their project, entitled “Validating the DNA Repair Protein RAD51 as a Feasible Drug Target in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer."

  • Medical Oncology Research Fund (MORF)

    January 08, 2023
    Dr. Dan Breadner $30,000 for "Detection of Circulating tumor DNA after SABR in Patients with Unbiopsied Lung Tumors (SABR-DETECT)." Dr. Scott Ernst $15,590 for "Prospective exploratory longitudinal analysis of tumor proteomics in patients with metastatic melanoma on immune therapy (PROMISE)." Dr. Maria MacDonald $12,750 for "Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Research Academic Database." Dr. Mark Vincent $29,834 for "Analysis of variables predicting complete pathological response in patients with resectable NSCLC receiving neoadjuvant immunotherapy with chemotherapy - a prospective cohort study."

  • MITACS Business Strategy Internship

    January 07, 2023
    Dr. Caroline Hamm $80,000 in funding to study "CURating Clinical Trials: Helping patients find hope by exploring clinical trials opportunities."

  • Lung Cancer Canada Funding

    January 06, 2023
    Dr. Daniel Breadner was awarded $25,000 from a Geoff Ogram Memorial Research Grant for "Detection of Circulating Tumor DNA after SABR in Patients with Unbiopsied Lung Tumors (SABR-DETECT)."

  • LRCP 2022 Catalyst Grants

    January 05, 2023
    Dr. Anthony Nichols $25,000 for "Definitive biomarker validation using patient samples from large randomized controlled trials." Rodney DeKoter, PhD $25,000 for "Probing the Function of IKZF3 in Multiple Myeloma using Lenalidomide." Dr. Melissa Huynh $22,500 for "Exploring the role of Akkermansia muciniphila in combating the metabolic effects of androgen deprivation therapy in men with metastatic prostate cancer." John Ronald, PhD $25,000 for "Prime-and-kill cell-based cancer immunotherapy." Dr. Matthew Cecchini and Dr. Muriel Brackstone $25,000 for "Next generation digital biomarker assessment in breast cancer." Dr. Jeremy Burton $24,675 for "Analysing the gut microbiome from immunotherapy responder animals with immunomodulatory properties." Dr. Chia W. Phua, Dr. Martha Louzada, and Dr. Matthew Nichols $25,000 for "The impact of the addition of daratumumab to the upfront treatment of transplant-ineligible multiple myeloma patients evaluated through mass spectrometry for both routine monitoring and minimal residual disease detection." Dr. Joy Mangel $25,000 for "Assessment of Sarcopenia as a Measure of Frailty in Older Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma."

  • Lawson Fall 2022 Internal Research Fund Competition

    January 04, 2023
    Eva Turley, PhD awarded $15,000 by Lawson to study "Use of a RHAMM peptide mimetic, NP-110, to reduce fibrosis in a novel rat model of radiation-induced capsular contracture."

  • Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Awardee

    January 03, 2023
    Silvia Penuela, PhD was awarded $100,000 as the 2022 Feature Grant Recipient, to study "Inhibition of Panx1 as a novel target for glioblastoma multiforme." Lisa Porter, PhD was awarded $25,000 also as the 2022 Feature Grant Recipient, for "Exploring the Role of the Cancer Activated Microenvironment in the Progression of Glioblastoma: Potential Novel Avenues for Therapeutic Interventions."

  • Alliance Grant Funding

    January 02, 2023
    Frank Prato, PhD was awarded $1,139,651 over 3 year from NSERC/Alliance/MITACS competition to study "Hybrid PET/MRI Biomedical Imaging of Bacteria."

  • CRLP Oncology Researcher Retires

    January 02, 2023
    After 25 years of dedicated service, Joe Torchia PhD retired on December 31, 2022. Dr. Torchia, a highly accomplished and respected researcher focused his research on transcriptional control, epigenetics and cancer development. He joined the Cancer Research Laboratory Program in 1997, published in many top-tier journals and trained numerous scientists over his tenure.

  • Renowned Surgeon and Leader Retires

    January 01, 2023
    Dr. Joseph Chin, a renowned surgeon and leader in urologic-oncology retired December 2022. Dr. Chin has championed education, public awareness and fundraising efforts, all in support of vital prostate cancer research. Dr. Chin will be missed.