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  • Member Added to the Ranks

    April 20, 2022
    Today, we welcome Mike Hallett, PhD. as a member of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research. Dr. Mike Hallett joined Western University April 1 as a Professor & Western Research Chair - Bioinformatics, Department of Biochemistry. Dr. Hallett was most recently a CRC Tier 1 Professor in the Department of Biology at Concordia University. Most of his career however was in the Departments of Computer Science and Biochemistry at McGill University where he also served as the Director for the Centre for Bioinformatics. Dr. Hallett received his PhD in computer science at the University of Victoria and completed postdoc training at ETH Zurich University. His research interest lie in markers of patient benefit from radiation therapy for in situ breast cancer. Causal networks underlying breast cancer subtype differentiation and systems approaches to the construction of probabilistic biomarkers panels. Welcome Mike!

  • New Member Added

    April 19, 2022
    Today, we welcome Vanessa Dumeaux, Pharma, PhD. as a member of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research. Vanessa Dumeaux joined Western University April 1 as an assistant professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Dr. Dumeaux received her doctorate (pharmacy) in France. She then obtained her PhD. in molecular epidemiology, a joint degree from the University of Tromso (Norway) and the University of Paris-South XI (France). During her studies, she developed expertise in genomics while working with Professor Borrensen-Dale at the Norwegian Radium Hospital which was among the pioneers in expression profiling of breast carcinomas in collaboration with groups with Stanford University. After her PhD, Vanessa worked in labs at the University of Paris Descartes, Princeton University, McGill and Concordia Universities. Dr. Dumeaux has a long standing interest in the development of RNA-based biomarker signatures in blood, which can be used to predict disease progression and response to therapy. Welcome Vanessa!

  • New Member Added to the Ranks

    April 18, 2022
    Today, we welcome Jeremy P. Burton, BSc, MSc, PhD. (Otago), dBA as a member of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research. Dr. Burton is a scientist within the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery and is cross appointed to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. as an associate professor. He is also the Chair, Human Microbiome and Probiotics; Director, Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics and Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Burton's research interest include; how the microbiome influences urological conditions (kidney stones, cancer, infection and overactive bladder) and what impacts the microbiota, such as diet, pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, fermented food, probiotics, fecal transplant treatment and the use of antibiotics. Welcome Jeremy!

  • Member named Distinguished University Professor

    April 18, 2022
    Dr. Lisa Porter is the Executive Director of WE-SPARK Health Institute and a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Windsor and has achieved the rank of Distinguished University Professor. Dr. Porter completed her PhD at the McMaster University, Hamilton, ON in the Department of Medical Sciences and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA. She obtained her B.Sc., Honours Biology & Pharmacology (Co-op program) at McMaster University. She was a founding member of the Windsor Cancer Research Group and continues to sit on the Executive Committee. Dr. Porter is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) University Delegate, a member of the College of Reviewers and a Scientific member of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Tumour and Microenvironment Program. Congratulations Dr. Porter!

  • CTCR Welcomes New Member

    April 15, 2022
    Today, we welcome Douglas Hoover, PhD. MCCPM as a member of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research. Doug is an assistant professor in the Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Department of Medical Biophysics, Western University. Doug is also a medical physicist who specializes in brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy at the London Regional Cancer Program. London Health Sciences Centre. Doug's research specializes in prostate and lung cancer disease sites. He was recently awarded an LHSC Academic Realignment Initiative Award in the Clinician Scientist category for "Development and clinical integration of artificial intelligence tools to improve quality and efficiency in prostate brachytherapy". Welcome Doug!

  • LHSC's Academic Realignment Initiative Awards Announced

    April 01, 2022
    London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSC) and Children's Health Foundation recently announced the recipients of LHSC's Academic Realignment Initiative Awards. The partnership between the two Foundations and LHSC's research institute will support 22 research and quality improvement initiatives. Congratulations to Dr. Bekim Sadikovic, Professor and Program Head, Molecular Diagnostics Program, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for being named limited term chair for his research on epigenetic mechanisms. This limited term chair position will drive advanced clinical genomic and epigenomic research while simultaneously developing translational pathways for its integreation into patient care. Congratulations on behalf of the CTCR Management Committee and its membership.

  • 2022 Western University Faculty Scholars Award

    March 18, 2022
    Congratulations to Natalie Berube, PhD on her recent Faculty Scholars Award. Established in 2005, the Faculty Scholars Award recognizes significant recent scholarly achievements in teaching or research. Nominated by faculty deans and selected by the Faculty Selection Committee chaired by the Provost, the recipients have an international presence in their discipline and are considered all-round scholars. Winners hold the title "Faculty Scholar" for two years and receive $7,000 each year for scholarly activities, as well as receiving a citation. Congratulations Dr. Berube.

  • Member to serve on LHSC's Medical Advisory Committee

    March 03, 2022
    Dr. Robert Dinniwell, former Radiation Oncology Chair/Chief to serve as interim Chair on London's Health Sciences Centre Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Dinniwell's is also a former member of CTCR's Management Committee and remains an active member.

  • AMOSO Grants Awarded

    February 24, 2022
    Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) recently announced it 2022 funding. Dr. Timothy Nguyen, Radiation Oncologist with London Regional Cancer Centre to receive $150,000 over 2-years to study "Ablative Radiotherapy to Restrain Every Metastasis Safely Treatable (ARREST) 2: A Randomized Phase 2 Trial".

  • New Research Project Targets Metastatic Cancers

    February 23, 2022
    A new project by Alison Allan, PhD recently awarded CCS Challenge Grant as it has the potential to change the future of metastatic cancer. This project will investigate whether a series of simple blood tests can identify how far cancer has spread in a person with metastatic disease. If successful, the test could help guide treatment plans that could improve outcomes for people facing metastatic cancer.

  • Member to collaborate on CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) project

    February 23, 2022
    Dr. Samuel Asfaha, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine, and Oncology is a collaborator on a recently announced funded project. Dr. Tom Appleton, Departments of Medicine, and Physiology and Pharmacology along with Dr. Geoffrey Pickering, Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Medical Biophysics are the PI's on the recently announced Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

  • Members named CIHR Award Recipient

    February 15, 2022
    Four members of the CTCR were named CIHR recipients. Dr. Richard Kim, Professor Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Chair of the Division and Wolfe Medical Research Chair has been awarded a CIHR project funding for his new research on breast cancer ($657,900 over 5-years). Dr. Qi Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, is a collaborator on a project led by Dr. Corey Baron who has also been named in the list of funded projects ($581,400 over 5-years). Gregory Dekaban, PhD and John Ronald, PhD. will also receive funding of $100,000 over 1-year for their research project with Lauren Flynn, PhD. and Dr. Aaron Grant.

  • Lawson Internal Research Fund (Fall of 2021)

    February 01, 2022
    Frank Prato, PhD. and Jonathan Thiessen, PhD. both awarded a Lawson Internal Research Grant for their respective research projects.

  • Dr. Michael Rieder named Fellow

    February 01, 2022
    Dr. Michael Rieder, Professor, Department of Paediatric, Physiology & Pharmacology, Medicine at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University named a Fellow by the British Pharmacological Society for his contributions to pharmacology research.

  • Dr. David Palma in the news

    January 24, 2022
    Dr. David Palma talks about ORATOR, the first published trial comparing quality of life outcomes between treatment options for cancers of the throat and back of the tongue in Ontario Institute for Cancer Research latest newsletter.

  • Lawson places eighth place

    January 19, 2022

  • Members receive funding from new OICR grant program

    December 02, 2021

  • CTCR adds Two New Members

    November 22, 2021
    The Centre for Translational Cancer Research welcomes Dr. Phillip Blanchette and Dr. Maria MacDonald to its membership. Dr. Blanchette is a medical oncologist who specializes in breast and lung cancer while Dr. MacDonald is a neuro-oncologist, both in the London Regional Cancer Program at London Health Sciences Centre.

  • Dr. Muriel Brackstone receives 2021 MAC Award

    November 18, 2021
    Dr. Muriel Brackstone receives the 2021 St. Joseph's MAC (Joint Medical Advisor Committee) Award for her commitment to the vision and mission of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's, their leadership, integrity and motivation she provides to her peers. Congratulations!

  • Honouring career milestones

    November 17, 2021
    Last week, we honoured individuals who hit career milestones at London Health Sciences Centre. Members include Dr. George Rodrigues (20 years), Dr. Eric Winquist (25 years) and Dr. Mark Vincent (30 years). Congratulations!

  • Weston Foundation Grant Awarded

    November 15, 2021
    Saman Maleki, PhD has been awarded $450,000 over 3-years to study "The role of the gut microbiome in conferring sensitivity or resistance to systemic therapy in pancreatic cancer" through the Weston Family Microbiome Initiative Grant.

  • Members awarded MORF Award

    November 10, 2021
    Congratulations to our members, Dr. Daniel Breadner, Dr. Jacques Raphael and Dr. Elena Tsvetkova on receiving a 2021 London Regional Cancer Program Medical Oncology Research Fund (MORF) award for their respective research.

  • Member receives Robert L. Fine Cancer Research Foundation Grant

    November 10, 2021
    Pete Ferguson, PhD Adjunct Professor in Oncology, has been awarded a research grant of $79,112 from the Robert L. Fine Cancer Research Foundation for his project entitled "Targeting DNA repair and the LIF-LIFR axis to inhibit growth of pancreatic adenocarcinoma". Co-authors are Jim Koropatnick, PhD and Dr. Mark Vincent.

  • Members receive CIHR Funding

    November 09, 2021
    Members Dr. Richard Kim, Dr. Glenn Bauman, Dr. Stephen Welch and Dr. Eric Winquist received approval for CIHR funding of $1,995,001 over 4-years for their project entitled "Integrated Precision Medicine Technology and Approach for Optimal Drug Therapy for Canadians".

  • Member receives AMOSO Grant Funding

    November 08, 2021
    Dr. Daniel Breadner’s AMOSO grant application has been chosen to receive total funding of $130,000 over 3-year. Dr. Breadner’s project is entitled “Modulation of the tumour immune microenvironment with neoadjuvant stereotactic ablative radiotherapy in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (ANSR-PDAC)”.

  • LHSC/Lawson Catalyst Grants Recipient Announced

    November 01, 2021
    Congratulations to Awardees of the 2021 Fall LRCP/LAWSON Catalyst Research Grant Competition.

  • Dr. Frank Prato celebrates 45 years of service

    November 01, 2021
    Congratulations to Frank Prato, PhD for 45 years of medical imaging ingenuity. Dr. Prato has dedicated his career to the advancement of medical imaging and is one of this year's longest serving recipients. Dr. Prato is a visionary who was instrumental in acquiring Canada's first whole body PET/MRI for Lawson and St.Joseph's Hospital. He was also the main influencer in bringing the first MRI machine into Canada in 1982.

  • Member receives Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Grant

    September 30, 2021
    Dr. Ana Lohmann has been awarded $400K from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to support her research as part of a larger phase 3 clinical trial. Dr. Lohmann's research focuses on the use of liquid biopsy, a blood test that looks for biomarkers that indicate the presence of cancer cells in the body.

  • Dr. Ji-Hyun Jang joins the Centre for Translational Cancer Research

    September 24, 2021
    Dr. Ji-Hyun Jang, MD. MPH. FRCSC. joins the Centre for Translational Cancer Research. Dr. Jang is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Oncology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Welcome Dr. Jang!

  • CTCR enrolls new members

    September 16, 2021
    Dr. Seth Climans (neuro-oncology), Dr. Derek W. Cool (interventional radiologist) and Dr. Terry Zwiep (surgeon) joined the CTCR today. All three have tremendous amount of research experience and we look forward to hearing about their upcoming projects.

  • Member appointed Assistant Dean, Research Chairs & Awards

    September 01, 2021
    Dale Laird, PhD was appointed September 1, 2021 to Assistant Dean, Research Chairs & Awards, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Dr. Laird is a Professor in the Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Physiology and Pharmacology. Congratulations!

  • Members awarded CHIR Project Grant (2021 Spring Competition)

    August 10, 2021
    Ten CTCR members awarded over $4.8M in the 2021 Spring CIHR competition. Congratulations to: Natalie G. Berube, PhD; Gregory A. Dekaban, PhD; Paula J Foster, PhD; Ting-Yim Lee, PhD; S.M. Mansour Haeryfar, PhD; John K. McCormick, PhD; John A. Ronald, PhD; Timothy J. Scholl, PhD; Peter B. Stathopulos, PhD; and Jonathan Thiessen, PhD.

  • Fenster Translational Lab to receive $2.65M in provincial funding

    July 20, 2021
    Medical Biophysicist Aaron Fenster is getting $2.65Million for his imaging research lab through the Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence as announced during a visit from Colleges and Universities Minister Jill Dunlop. This project is on the cutting edge of research innovation. Congratulations to Dr. Fenster and his team.

  • Member awarded New Frontiers in Research Fund Competition

    June 30, 2021
    Leonard Luyt, PhD along with Justin Hicks, PhD (Imaging) and Dr. Shehzad Ali (Epidemiology) were awarded $249,900 for their research assessing barriers to access among rural and remote Canadian communities to nuclear molecular imaging technology for diagnosis and study of dementia

  • Lawson Internal Research Fund (IRF)

    June 15, 2021
    Lawson Health Research Institute announced the results of the 2021 Internal Research Fund Spring Competition. Dr. Matthew Cecchini, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine receives $15,000 for his research entitled "TMB morphology signature as novel marker of response to immunotherapy in lung cancer. Dr. Qi Zhang's trainee, Carolyn Twible, also from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, receives $15,000 to study "Characterizing the hippocampal dentate gyrus involvement in temporal lobe epilepsy".

  • Member named Canada Research Chair

    June 15, 2021
    Elizabeth Gillies, PhD., a professor in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical and Biochemical Engineering was given this country's highest research honours and named a Canada Research Chair (NSERC). Dr. Gilles researches polymeric biomaterials and their immense potential to improve treatments for many diseases.

  • Member receives Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award

    June 12, 2021
    Alison Allan, PhD., Department Chair and Professor in the Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Oncology, was recognized for her exemplary support of postdoctoral scholars at Western University with a Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award. Dr. Allan was recognized for going above and beyond supervisory expectations and for giving of her time and extra effort to ensure a successful experience for her postdoctoral scholars.

  • Member awarded Senior Fellowship

    May 18, 2021
    Paula J. Foster, PhD., Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics was awarded a Senior Fellowship from International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in recognition of her achievements in cellular and molecular imaging. She is only one of 10 Canadians to ever receive this honour.

  • Member awarded NSERC Alliance Grant

    May 11, 2021
    Frank Prato, PhD., awarded funding for his research on "Motion correction in hybrid PET/MRI cardiac imaging".

  • Members celebrating being named 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients

    April 30, 2021
    Alison Allan, PhD. receives the Individual Faculty Award - Dean's Awards of Excellence for Faculty in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Dr. Samuel Asfaha receives the Junior Faculty Award and the Team Award was given to the St.Lawrence/Thiessen Research Team in the Department of Medical Biophysics. Congratulations to all!!

  • Children's Health Foundation CHRI Scientist of the Year Award announced

    April 28, 2021
    Congratulations to Dr. Bekim Sadikovic who received the Children's Health Foundation CHRI Scientist of the Year Award. This award is for the project entitled "Identification of structural signatures in the genome to diagnose childhood diseases".

  • Director awarded Distinguished University Professor Award

    April 26, 2021
    Dr. Glenn Bauman, Director of the CTCR, receives 2021 Distinguished University Professor Award. Dr. Bauman is a leading international expert in multi-modality image-guided radiotherapy and cancer imaging. He is also recognized internationally as an acclaimed researcher, valuable collaborator and team builder.

  • Members receive 2021 Faculty Scholars Award

    April 26, 2021
    Members John McCormick, PhD., Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Brad Urquhart, PhD., Department of Physiology and Pharmacology receive the 2021 Faculty Scholars Award.

  • NSERC Discovery Grant results announced (Fall 2020 Intake)

    April 14, 2021
    Elizabeth Gillies, PhD. and Brian Pagenkopf, PhD. have both been awarded 5-years of funding from NSERC Discovery Grant. Congratulations to both our members.

  • Collaborative Research Seed Grant Funding Recipients Announced

    March 31, 2021
    Members Natalie Berube, PhD., Gregory Dekaban, PhD., Jonathan Thiessen, PhD., and Dr. Qi Zhang were named recipients of the Collaborative Research Seed Grant Funding.

  • Members named 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 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!!

  • Seven Members to receive AHSC and AFP funding

    March 17, 2021
    Seven CTCR members have been named as Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) and Alternate Funding Plan (AFP) Innovation Fund recipients. The members are: Dr. Ana Lohmann, Dr. David Palma, Dr. Anthony Nichols, Dr. Michael Rieder, Dr. Alejandro Lazo-Langner, Dr. Jinka Sathya and Dr. Muriel Brackstone. Congratulations!

  • Members receive Collaborative Research Seed Grant Funding

    March 15, 2021
    Nathalie Berube, PhD, Gregory Dekaban, PhD and Qi Zhang, PhD. are recipients of the Collaborative Research Seed Grant program from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. CRSG provides seed funding for the formation and development of new interdisciplinary and collaborative research teams. The intent is to promote new collaborations that build on different scientific and scholarly backgrounds, to facilitate breakthroughs in solving research questions in a collaborative manner, and to position the School's researchers to successfully respond to targeted requests for proposals from Tri-Council or other funding agencies. Congratulations to all recipients.

  • Dr. David Palma named Top 10 Canadian Oncologists on Twitter

    March 11, 2021
    Dr. David Palma was named Top 10 Canadian Oncologist on twitter by The Rounds. With over 4,500 followers, Dr. Palma has a strong voice on social media.

  • London Scientist awarded over $2million in federal funding

    March 03, 2021
    Lawson Health Research Institute was awarded over $2 million in federal funding for a project led by Jonathan Thiessen, PhD. and team focusing on two unique medical imaging systems designed to give unparalleled insight into brain function and disease. The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announced more than $518 million in research infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

  • CIHR Results

    March 03, 2021
    Congratulations to our members Alison Allan, David Litchfield, Michael Boffa, John Ronald, Jim Petrik, Trevor Shepherd, Gregory Dekaban, Paula Foster, and Timothy Scholl on being awarded CIHR funding during the 2020 Fall Competition.

  • Dr. Glenn Bauman, Director named Finalist in the Lerners Healthcare Champions competition

    March 01, 2021
    Dr. Glenn Bauman, Director of the CTCR and a radiation oncologist at the London Regional Cancer Program was named a top 15 finalist in the Lerners Healthcare Champions competition. Five winners to be selected by the general public and each winner to receive $5,000 for a charity of their choice.

  • Department of Oncology 2019-2020 Awards of Excellence

    February 11, 2021
    Congratulations to our members Dr. Elena Tsvetkova (Medical Oncology) , Dr. Timothy Nguyen (Radiation Oncology) and Dr. Samuel Asfaha (Experimental Oncology) for being named a recipient of the Department of Oncology Awards of Excellence.

  • Dr. Shawn Li, PhD. develops rapid COVID 19 antibody test

    January 12, 2021
    WORLDDiscoveries announced that Dr. Shawn Li, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Canada Research Chair in Proteomics and Functional Genomics along with this colleagues, have developed a rapid, accurate and cost-effective point-of-care COVID-19 antibody agglutination test.

  • 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!

  • Dr. David Palma receives the William Rawls Prize from the Canadian Cancer Society

    November 21, 2019
    Dr. David Palma recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society Award for Excellence

  • Onc Insider Newsletter - Edition #5

    November 07, 2019
    Check out the latest edition of the Onc Insider!!!

  • Dr. Glenn Bauman conducting trials using Advanced Prostate Cancer Imaging

    November 01, 2019
    CTCR's Dr. Glenn Bauman's Prostate Cancer Trial using Advanced Prostate Cancer Imaging

  • Dr. Ann Chambers, Western Elite named among Royal Society Fellows

    September 16, 2019

  • 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!

  • Fall 2017 CTCR Trainee Travel Award Recipients

    November 27, 2017
    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!

  • Fall 2017 CTCR Travel Award Recipients

    November 26, 2017
    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!

  • CTCR Colleagues Collaborate

    October 12, 2017
    Please join us for the 2nd annual CTCR Colleagues Collaborate networking night on Friday, February 2nd, 2018, at the Goodwill Industry's Community Hall, in London, Ontario

  • CTCR Trainee Travel Awards

    September 06, 2017
    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.

  • Oncology R&E Day RECAP!

    June 23, 2017
    Over 400 attendees participated and attended R&E Day, making it one of the largest cancer conferences in all of Southwestern Ontario!

  • Oncology R&E Day RECAP!

    June 22, 2017
    We hope you enjoyed Oncology Research and Education Day on Friday, June 16th at the Best Western in London, Ontario. Over 400 attendees participated and attended R&E Day, making it one of the largest cancer conferences in all of Southwestern Ontario!

  • Integrated. Innovative. Impactful. Oncology's 2017-2022 Strategic Plan!

    May 23, 2017
    The Department of Oncology is pleased to share the 2017-2022 Department of Oncology Strategic Plan! The plan is the result of a 14-month process that engaged over 200 faculty, staff and stakeholders through surveys, focus groups and one-on-one interviews.

  • Oncology Research and Education Day 2017

    March 27, 2017
    Please join us for the 14th Annual Oncology Research and Education Day!

  • Integrated. Innovative. Impactful. Oncology's 2017-2022 Strategic Plan!

    March 20, 2017
    The Department of Oncology is pleased to share the 2017-2022 Department of Oncology Strategic Plan! The plan is the result of a 14-month process that engaged over 200 faculty, staff and stakeholders through surveys, focus groups and one-on-one interviews.

  • Congratulations to the Lawson Impact Award recipients!

    March 16, 2017
    The Lawson Impact Awards recognize excellence in academics, leadership, training, operations, industry and innovation. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients, some of our very own CTCR Members: Drs. Bauman, Ward and Lala. Well done!

  • CTCR Colleagues Collaborate

    December 19, 2016
    The CTCR's first annual CTCR Colleagues Collaborate networking night on February 3, 2017!

  • We Act!

    December 19, 2016
    We are working to build awareness about the success of the We Act initiative at the School. This is being done in advance of our outreach about the new We Speak survey taking place from January -February 2017.

  • Celebrating Excellence!

    December 14, 2016
    The 2017 Awards of Excellence Nominations NOW OPEN!

  • FALL 2016 CTCR TRAVEL AWARD WINNERS

    November 22, 2016
    The CTCR is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 Travel Award Winners

  • Department of Oncology's Research & Education Day Award Winners: Congratulations!

    July 08, 2016
    The Department of Oncology's 13th Annual Research & Education day was another great success. This annual event is an opportunity for scientists, clinicians, graduate students and Post-Doctoral fellows to share cancer research discoveries and promote cancer research collaboration and training.

  • The CTCR Trainee Travel Award Competition

    July 08, 2016
    The CTCR Trainee Travel Award Competition is open to trainees including graduate students, residents and clinical and postdoctoral fellows working in the area of translational cancer research. Applicants must be working under the direct supervision of a member of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR).

  • Congratulations to the Awards of Excellence recipients

    April 13, 2016
    Congratulations to Drs. Aaron Ward, Anthony Nichols, and Shawn Li, who have all received Schulich Awards of Excellence.

  • Article Chosen for Journal Cover

    March 31, 2016
    Drs. Matt Hebb, Randy van Ommeren, and Michael Staudt in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences recently published an article entitled "Advances in HSP27 and HSP90-targeting strategies for glioblastoma". The article was chosen for the cover of The Journal of Neuro-Oncology, which is the flagship Oncology journal for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Tumors. This is second cover in the last three years for Dr. Hebb's lab.

  • CTCR Trainee Travel Award Competition

    January 05, 2016
    The CTCR Trainee Travel Award Competition is open to trainees including graduate students, residents and clinical and postdoctoral fellows working in the area of translational cancer research. Applicants must be working under the direct supervision of a member of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR). Deadline for Application: February 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm.

  • Breast Cancer Research Highlighted

    October 08, 2015
    CTV News segment highlighting the Breast Cancer Research of Dr. Peter Rogan

  • Institute of Cancer Research

    October 08, 2015

  • Translational Cancer Research Seminars

    October 08, 2015
    Translational Cancer Research Seminars—start October 2015

  • 2015 News and Events

    October 08, 2015
    Congratulations to Dr. Moshmi Bhattacharya, PI (Physiology and Pharmacology) and Dr. Muriel Brackstone Co-I (Surgery & Oncology)

  • Members named as AMOSO Opportunities Fund Recipients

    June 29, 2022
    Dr. Pencilla Lang, Dr. Armen Parsyan and Dr. Qi Zhang have been awarded funding from AMOSO Opportunities Fund for their respective research projects.

  • 2020 Catalyst Grant competition details released

    June 29, 2022
    London Regional Cancer Program releases its details concerning the 2020 Catalyst Grant competition.

  • Onc Insider April Edition 2018

    June 29, 2022