July 20, 2021 Congratulations to Aaron Fenster, PhD, and the Fenster Translational Lab who will, on behalf of the Minister of Colleges and Universities, be receiving funding to continue their ground breaking imaging research.
July 14, 2021 Congratulations to Leonard Luyt, PhD, alongside his colleagues Justin Hicks, PhD and Dr. Shehzad Ali for being named amongst recipients of the New Frontiers Research Fund for their research assessing barriers to access among rural and remote Canadian communities for diagnosis of dementia.
June 17, 2021 The Department of Oncology would like to congratulate Dr. Beatrice Preti, PGY4 in Medical Oncology, for being named as the 2021 recipient of the Dr. Ed Brecevic Award for Compassionate Care.
June 15, 2021 In recognition of her exemplary support of postdoctoral scholars at Western, and for exceeding supervisory expectations, we would like to congratulate Alison Allan, PhD, on receiving the 2021 Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award.
June 08, 2021 We at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry join colleagues across Western University in shock and profound sadness in response to the racist, Islamophobic attack on a London family. This was an unspeakable and senseless act of hatred against members of the Muslim community.
June 03, 2021 Beatrice Preti, PGY4 in Medical Oncology creatively convey's the experience and emotions of working with a palliative patient in her piece published in this months In-House peer reviewed publication for residents and fellows.
June 01, 2021 Dr. Alison Allan, Director of the Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit (TBCRU) at the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP), has announced a call for applications for the 2021-2022 Translational Breast Cancer Research Traineeship Program. Click for more information on how to apply.
May 12, 2021 How might the site of a cancer in the mouth or throat influence its molecular makeup and how it's treated? Medical student Hugh Kim and Dr. Anthony Nichols are diving into a massive database of information to find answers to these questions.
April 30, 2021 Dr. Chris Watling, with colleague Dr. Jane Thornton (sports medicine physician), speak with Chris dela Torre from CBC's Afternoon Drive, and reflect on what the past year has taught them about adaptability and supporting others as we approach Doctor's Day 2021.
April 16, 2021 Congratulations to Tricia Chinnery, Claire Park, Sam Papernick, Nathan Orlando, Jessica Rodgers, Kevin Chung, TianDuo Wang and Shirley Liu, who have been named amongst the Imaging Newtwork Awardees 2021.
March 12, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. David Palma, Radiation Oncologist, and Dr. Alex Louie, radiation oncology program alumnus, who have been named to the top 10 Canadian Oncologists on Twitter by The Rounds.
February 18, 2021 Patient Maria Curcio remembers the shock of receiving her Ovarian Cancer diagnosis, and the compassionate care she received from oncologist Dr. Stephen Welch and surgical oncologist Dr. Jacob McGee.
December 17, 2020 Beatrice Preti, PGY4 in Medical Oncology, discusses the unexpected challenge and unique opportunity for recognition that masking during the pandemic has highlighted for her, and other members of the health care community.
December 16, 2020 The London Health Science Foundation and TBCRU are pleased to announce their longstanding partnership with the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC), and in honour of this partnership have renamed the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit as the Breast Cancer Society of Canada Translational Research Unit at the LRCP.
December 14, 2020 The London Health Science Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph's Health Care London are proud to be named as one of the top research institutions on the Research Infosource's Top 40 Research Hospitals for the eighth year in a row.
November 24, 2020 Dr. Alison Allan and her lab have conducted research that has shown triple-negative breast cancer cells can facilitate changes to the lung that both attract cancerous cells and allow them to grow, leading to lung metastasis.
November 03, 2020 Congratulations to Dr. Chris Watling and Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett who have been named amongst the 2020 recipients of the Awards of Excellence for their commitment and dedication to Graduate and Postgraduate Education leadership.
July 02, 2020 Drs. David D'Souza, Lucas Mendez, David Palma and Vikram Velker's research examines the use of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy on patients with metastatic gynecological cancer, and how this form of radiation therapy can potentially improve survival for patients.
June 12, 2020 Clinician researchers from the Department of Oncology recently published their paper; "Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for the Comprehensive Treatment of Oligometastatic Cancers: Long-Term Results of the SABR-COMET Phase II Randomized Trial" in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Click to read their full findings.
June 05, 2020 Dr. Zayed's work has been recognized as the first-ever systematic review and meta-analysis to address chronic opioid use among patients with head and neck cancer suffering from radiation- induced head and neck pain.
November 07, 2019 This edition of the Onc Insider highlights the research, accolades and strides made in Cancer research across partnering organizations; Western University, London Health Sciences Centre’s London Regional Cancer Program, Lawson and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry over the past year.
November 26, 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 in length) to be broadcast throughout the ESMO Congress meeting in Munich, Germany this past October. Only 20 centres in the world were selected to promote their work at ESMO.
The primary purpose of this video is to promote research in London and particularly to foster networking opportunities with other investigators around the world.
January 31, 2018 The Anatomy and Radiology Contouring Bootcamp for Radiation Oncology Residents, led by Dr. David Palma, attracts radiation oncology residents from around the world. For three days, residents experience lectures, hands-on learning, share ideas and gain new perspectives on how to do things
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!
May 12, 2016 The Department of Oncology's Chair/Chief Dr. Glenn Bauman and Dr. Jonathan Thiessen of the Department of Medical Biophysics spoke with the London Free Press to discuss molecule 18F-DCFPyL, which in combination with a PET scan and a CT or MRI scan, can find the precise location of prostate cancer cells.
April 22, 2016 At this time, it is our pleasure to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Department of Oncology Excellence in Academics Awards. The information and nomination procedures are identified within for faculty, staff and students, including the submission deadline of May 13 to each of your respective Division Heads.
March 23, 2016 During the month of February, the Department of Oncology circulated a survey to internal stakeholders, asking for their thoughtful input and recommendations. The final detailed results are now available.
March 10, 2016 During the month of February, the Department of Oncology circulated a survey to internal stakeholders, asking for their thoughtful input and recommendations. Preliminary results are available now for your viewing.
January 07, 2016 Every year, the Celebration of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of outstanding talent found here.
November 24, 2015 We are very pleased to announce the membership of the Department of Oncology Strategic Planning steering committee. The members are representative of the department’s multiple foci and priorities, including teaching and learning, research, clinical services and administration. They also bring a broad range of experiences, interests and skills that will serve us well in the months ahead.
August 14, 2015 Dr. Alison Allan will be serving in the role as Acting Chair, Department of Oncology for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care London from July 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015.
July 22, 2015 The latest issue of the Dean's Video Newsletter provides an update on the We Speak Survey and We Act action items. Please share this video with your team and hear from Dr. Strong and a panel of leaders from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Western.
July 08, 2015 The School is currently seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to serve on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. Please see the information through the link below. The deadline is July 15.
January 09, 2015 The development of strong research skills and the provision of medical care are inextricably linked. That’s why the research experience is stressed during the four years of the undergraduate medical education (UME) program. And it’s why the School has integrated research into the core curriculum, as well as offering several programs for students to become involved throughout their years of study.
April 24, 2014 According to Dr. Fung, using minimally invasive surgery to remove oropharyngeal cancer offers the potential to avoid side effects of chemotherapy and radiation that impact quality of life. “The vast majority of radiation patients have issues swallowing because radiation causes damage to the throat,” he says, adding that some patients may also need a stomach tube.