May 31, 2016

OICR in the News for May 2016

OICR IN THE NEWS  

Big Data 

Healthcare Conundrum Overcome: Protecting and Sharing Patient Data
From ENTERPRISETECH 

Biologics driver of market growth

Life Sciences Grow Up
From Lexpert 

Collaborative Cancer Cloud

All in One Day by 2020
From Bio•ItWorld 

Colorectal cancer

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER BLOOD MARKER THAT BETTER DEFINES WHO WILL RESPOND TO DRUG USED IN METASTATIC COLORECTAL CANCER
From the University Health Network                                                                                                    

New Biomarker Identifies Colorectal Cancer Patients Likely to Benefit Most from Cetuximab Treatment
From PharmaVoice 

Data sharing for Moonshot

NCI’s New Genomic Platform Seeks to Enable Data Sharing for Biden’s Moonshot
From The Cancer Letter 

Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Cancer Genomics and Immunity Research Program

 Ontario delegation signs business agreements in Tel Aviv
From Start-Up Israel 

Premier Renews Ontario-Israel MOU with Chief Scientist
From the Government of Ontario 

Prostate cancer imaging 

London researchers first in Canada to use improved prostate cancer imaging
From EurekAlert! 

OICR PROJECT IN THE NEWS

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Big Data

Big Data Can Save Lives, Says Leading Queen’s University Cancer Expert
From Newswise 

Google’s Jaw-Dropping Vault of Medical Records, DNA, Robotics, Drones and More
From Before It’s News 

How Blockchain Is Helping Genomics Research
From Bio•ItWorld 

Protecting Data, Promoting Access: Improving Our Toolbox
From the National Institutes of Health 

International Cancer Genome Consortium

Big Data

Big Data’s Big Implications for Cancer Treatments
From Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News 

Challenges: Crowdsourced solutions
From Nature 

NCI’s Staudt and Kibbe: Data Commons Will Publish Annotated Raw Genomic Data
From The Cancer Letter 

Whole genome sequencing

Sequencing the Snark
From Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News 

Ontario Health Study 

Study centre

Participants in Newmarket and Richmond Hill sought for largest health study in Canada
From yorkregion.com

OICR, GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR GENOMICS AND HEALTH AND OICR’S PRESIDENT AND SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR IN THE NEWS

Big Data 

How the ‘internet of DNA’ could solve the mystery of this boy’s disease
From the Toronto Star

FACIT IN THE NEWS  

Brain cancer

 Triphase Accelerator Corporation Announces Expansion of Collaboration with Celgene in the Development of Marizomib for the Treatment of Gliomas
From Pharmiweb.com 

Privacy Analytics

Privacy Analytics Acquired by IMS Health
From CNW 

OICR PROGRAM IN THE NEWS (Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network)

Cancer clinical trials

 The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network launches Ask Me Campaign to raise awareness of cancer clinical trials
From Canada Newswire

OICR PROGRAM LEADER IN THE NEWS (Martin Yaffe)

Whole-mount scanning of breast tissue

 Could whole-mount scanning of breast tissue lead to better clinical outcomes? An interview with Dr Martin Yaffe
From News Medical

OICR INVESTIGATOR IN THE NEWS (Philip Awadalla)

Ontario Health Study

$2 million in new funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research will help Ontario team study metabolic syndromes
From Canada Newswire

OICR INVESTIGATOR IN THE NEWS (Tim Scholl)

Contrast agent for stem cell therapy

When it comes to developing stem cell treatments, seeing is half the battle
From EurekAlert!