Saturday, 28 January 2017

Promise in Cancer Research: Young Researcher Series 

The dawning of a new year provides us with a natural window to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. In 2016 the  Canadian Cancer Society's Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT) monthly column featured a series of articles about significant achievements in cancer research in the last five years. This year we will be considering the future of cancer research through the eyes of young cancer researchers. Read more in The Londoner

Each month we will hear from another young cancer researcher. Each is unique in their area of research, their perspective in how cancer research has changed their own lives, and what they would like to see accomplished in cancer research in their lifetime. I hope you will enjoy getting to know them as much as I have.

Lee Jones
London RIOT

Monday, 14 November 2016

Possibilities Come to Life: 5 Years of Cancer Research Realized, Article #9: New Technology to diagnose hard-to-find cancer

Dr. Shana Kelley, a professor and researcher at the University of Toronto, is tackling one of the toughest questions in cancer research - how to detect cancers that have no symptoms. .. Researchers have discovered that cancer cells shed tiny particles that enter the blood and circulate around the body. Read more in The Londoner.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Possibilities Come to Life, 5 Year of Cancer Research Realized. Article #5 The Right Drug, Right Dose, for the Right Patient, Right Now

Chemotherapy is intended to kill cancer cells, in some cases with the goal of curing the patient from cancer, and in others cases to keep incurable cancer under control for as long as possible...we know that some patients experience more severe side effects than others, even at a similar doses of the same drug.

Read more about how personalized medicine is curbing this unfortunate aspect of chemotherapy and enhancing its efficacy in today's Londoner.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Possibilities Come to Life: 5 Years of Cancer Research Realized Article #4: HPV-Induced Cancers - A Warty Problem!

Most people don't realize that a significant fraction of human cancers are caused by infectious agents. In particular, human papilomaviruses(HPVs) are common infectious pathogens that that cause almost 10% of human cancers worldwide. Read more in this month's Londoner column.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

New Monthly Blog by Emma Ali

  RIOT London is pleased to announce that RIOT team member Emma Ali, a 2nd year medical student at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, with an interest in cancer research will be posting a monthly blog on a variety of cancer research related topics.

Hello readers. Every month, I will be writing a new article explaining a specific type of cancer associated with a particular organ, such as the uterus. I focus on explaining new and relevant research in cancer care for that chosen malignancy by introducing and building upon the anatomy and physiology needed to understand some of the more detailed scientific findings. The first organ system to be highlighted is the female reproductive system, where we will go through how cancer commonly affects different structures within it. I hope that these articles help explain how scientists in the lab and in clinics are transforming the care that physicians provide to patients at the bedside.