July 28, 2016

OICR in the news for July 2016

DREAM Challenge

International Team Launches Community Competition to Unravel How Cancer Changes a Cell’s RNA
From Newswise

Nanotechnology

“SMART” nanoparticle called pearls a promising gem to target, treat tumours with greater precision
From University Health Network

Stand Up to Cancer

MasterCard Starts a “Priceless® Conversation” to support Stand Up To Cancer
From Stockhouse


OICR INVESTIGATORS IN THE NEWS

Paul Boutros

Collaborative Cancer Cloud

Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
From information Week

Intel’s Cancer Cloud: Complementing NCI Collaboration
From Bio•ItWorld

Prostate cancer

Urine Protein Panels Identify Prostate Cancer and Differentiate between Tumors
From Lab Medica

Geoff Fong

Benefits of e-cigarettes

Public health benefits of e-cigarette use tend to outweigh the harms

From EurekAlert!

Impact of e-cigarette policies

University of Waterloo awarded $8.8 million CDN to study impact of e-cigarette policies
From EurekAlert!


OICR PROGRAM LEADER IN THE NEWS

John Dick

Stem cells

Stem cell scientists discover genetic switch to increase supply of stem cells from cord blood for future clinical use
From University Health Network


OICR PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Big Data

The great data revolution in biomedicine (translation)
From Zive

Breast cancer

A whole-genome sequence and transcriptome perspective on HER2-positive breast cancers
From Nature Communications

Standardizing terms for clinical pharmacogenetic test results

Expert panel publishes standardized PGx term
From GenomeWeb (free registration required)

International Cancer Genome Consortium

Big Data

A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Developing Cancer Drugs
From Drug Discovery and Development

Esophageal cancer

Tackling hard-to-treat cancers – what, how and why?
From Cancer Research UK
Personalized medicine

Nouvelle avancée en médecine de précision contre le cancer
From Libération

Tool for molecular profiling

TOMA Biosciences partners with Real Time Genomics to develop clinical analysis tools for molecular cancer tumor profiling
From TimesUnion

Pharmacogenomic investigation of alterations identified in human cancers

This Week in Cell
From GenomeWeb (free registration required)