September 6, 2016

OICR in the news for August 2016

Breast cancer

BREAST CANCER RESEARCHERS LOOK BEYOND GENES TO IDENTIFY MORE DRIVERS OF DISEASE DEVELOPMENT
From University Health Network

New retrospective study aims to identify mutations to better diagnose breast cancer in the future
From Canada Newswire

Ontario Institutions Exploring NGS Cancer Panel Screening to Inform Future Basket Study
From GenomeWeb (free subscription required)

CIMTEC

Greg Hood Named CEO of CIMTEC
From Tech Alliance

Stand Up to Cancer

Hollywood’s Brightest Stars Unite For Stand Up To Cancer’s Live Broadcast On September 9th
From Yahoo


OICR-FUNDED PROJECT IN THE NEWS

Prostate cancer

PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCHERS PINPOINT KEY REGULATORY ROLE OF NONCODING GENES IN DISEASE DEVELOPMENT, PROGRESSION
From University Health Network


OICR PROGRAM LEADER IN THE NEWS

John Bartlett

Breast cancer

Cancer researchers take alternate route to funding
From the Kingston Whig-Standard

Plotting a new course of cancer treatment
From the Queen’s Gazette

New collaborative study aims to identify mutations to improve clinical management of breast cancer
From News Medical

Dr. John Bartlett discusses why new retrospective breast cancer study launched today could lead to better diagnosis and treatment for patients
From OICR News

NEW COLLABORATION SEEKS IMPROVED BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSTICS
From Clinical Omics

John Bell

Immunotherapies

Virus-chemo combination therapy shows promise in breast cancer models
From The Ottawa Hospital


OICR PROJECT IN THE NEWS

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Survey Highlights Barriers to Global Data Sharing
From OncologyNurseAdvisor

ExAC project pins down rare gene variants
From Nature

Joint calling of the ExAC publications
From Nature Genetics

International Cancer Genome Consortium

Breast cancer

Finding the genetic causes of breast cancer
From the European Commission Research & Innovation

Catalog of genetic mutations

The Cancer Genome Atlas – TCGA
From PipelineDrugs.com

Super responders

The super responders whose genes might unlock cancer’s secrets
From WA Today