Monday, 20 May 2013

Western University Physics Lab Tour

On May 15th, following the RIOT Bench to Bedside Presentation, the Saunders Cancer Club was treated to a tour of the first year physics laboratories at Western University by Dr. Kanthi Kaluarachchi.
Dr. Jerry Battista and Linada Kaci demonstrated the DeskCAT. The DeskCAT is a desktop optical CT scanner, used to demonstrate and teach the physical and mathematical principles underpinning the x-ray CT scanners found in hospitals. Computed Tomography (CT) is an important imaging tool physicians use in the care of people with cancer and other diseases. You can learn more about the made in London DeskCAT in this Western News article, this YouTube video and the manufacturer’s website.
We thank Drs. Kaluarachchi and Battista, and Ms Kaci for providing a very engaging and interesting lab tour. Photo credit: Henry Leparskas.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

From collaboration to tumor suppression

Charles Ishak has written an article titled: From collaboration to tumor suppression. Available on page 17 of the May 16th Londoner.

Part of the monthly series "Promise and Progress in Research" co-ordinated by the Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT) - London and published in the Londoner.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Bench to Bedside Presentation at Western University

On May 15th RIOT will be presenting the Bench to Beside panel to the Saunders Secondary School Cancer Club. Our thanks to Dr. Eugene Wong for hosting us in the Physics Building, and for taking the students on a tour of the department's facilities following the presentation.

The Saunders Cancer Club has raised over $500,000.00 for the Canadian Cancer Society since 2004. Beyond this amazing accomplishment the Club dedicates considerable energy to raising awareness about cancer prevention including an annual smoking cessation challenge. 

We will be introducing the students to the Bench to Beside video series and look forward to keeping in touch and providing support wherever information on the progress and promise in cancer research is helpful to them.

Looking forward to a great day with an amazing group of youth.

P.S. follow us on Twitter @CancerRIOT

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Bench to Bedside Panel Presentation Assumption College Brantford

On Monday April 29th RIOT team members Courtney Coschi, Michael Jensen and Timothy Yeung travelled to Brantford to deliver the Bench to Bedside panel for Assumption College high school science club and Relay for Life organizing committee members. Assumption College has over 120 members in the science club. Very impressive! Approximately 50 students came to the lunch time session. The audience was very attentive to the presentation and interacted with the panelists through broad ranging questions after the presentation. We very much appreciated the invitation from Science Department Head Dave Page who also oversees the Assumption College Relay for Life coming up in May. Best wishes for success to all of the students as they move forward in their preparations for a career in science and join in the fight against cancer.