Research Notables

Understanding the spread of breast cancerUnderstanding the spread of breast cancer

Mutations can reveal which breast cancer tumours are more likely to spread to other parts of the body, and which ones won’t.

Ravi Menon, PhDPredicting treatment outcomes for children with cerebral palsy

Constraint therapy can be an effective way for some children with cerebral palsy to regain movement in a spastic limb. However, this therapy can be a difficult experience that does not provide a beneficial outcome for all children.

Home-grown hope for people with ulcerative colitisHome-grown hope for people with ulcerative colitis

People living with ulcerative colitis now have hope for a treatment when others have failed, thanks to decades of research led by Dr. Brian Feagan, BSc’77, MD’83, and initiated by the late Dr. Andrew Lazarovits. Dr. Feagan serves as professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the CEO of Robarts Clinical Trials at Robarts Research Institute.

Heart CAT scanMultiple heart monitoring in stroke patients can prevent further strokes

Dr. Luciano Sposato, recently recruited associate professor, Neurology, wants to raise awareness about the importance of more extensive testing for atrial fibrillation— heart rhythm disturbances— following a stroke or transient ischemic attack.

Rodney DeKoterRevealing the mystery behind childhood leukemia

Rodney DeKoter, BSc’90, PhD’96, associate professor, Microbiology and Immunology, has identified a gene that has the potential to wipe out cancer cells in a common form of childhood leukemia—acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the leading cause of cancer deaths in children.

Kelly Anderson, PhDBringing attention to immigrant and refugee mental health

Kelly Anderson, PhD, is bringing attention to an overlooked problem—mental health in immigrant and refugee populations in Ontario.