Monday, 28 April 2014

RIOT Receives Canadian Cancer Society Community Impact Award

On Wednesday April 23, 2014 The Elgin-Middlesex Community Office of the Canadian Cancer Society presented the Research Information Outreach Team with the Ontario Division's Celebrating Impact in Community Prevention, Outreach, Advocacy Award. The award recognizes the significant contribution to the goals and mission of the CCS in the area of prevention, outreach, and/or advocacy which has led to positive change in public awareness, behaviour or public policy.RIOT members Timothy Yeung, Michael Jensen, Saman Maleki, and Lee Jones accepted the award on behalf of the Team. To be among the many dedicated Canadian Cancer Society volunteers receiving awards at the ceremony was a great honour for the Team.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Bacteria and Breast Cancer

Western Researchers Camilla Urbaniak and Dr. Gregor Reid have completed a study showing a unique population of bacteria associated with breast tissue and breast cancer. The study is titled "Bacterial microbiota of human breast tissue", and will be printed in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Ignite Cancer Shines a Light on Cancer Research

Ignite Cancer London was a great success. Our thanks to all of our speakers. Congratulations to the scientists who took on the challenge of sharing their passion for cancer research in the Ignite format - 5 minutes with slides changing every 15 seconds, ready or not. The presentations were fun and informative. Congratulations also to our cancer supporter and survivor who bravely shared their stories of challenge and triumph. Many thanks to our sponsors and community partners who helped made the event possible.
Thank you to the Londoner, our media sponsor for the great story covering the event. Read more here

Research Forms the Foundations for Healthy Public Policy

Important cancer research doesn't always start in a test tube. Researchers at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact Centre conducted a survey that showed over half of Canadian Grade 9-12 students who used tobacco used flavoured varieties in the past 30 days .. read more in the Londoner