October 3, 2016

OICR in the News – September 2016

FACIT IN THE NEWS

Elevating Ontario’s Innovation Ecosystem

Strengthening the province’s capacity to commercialize oncology breakthroughs
From Biotechnology Focus

OICR IN THE NEWS 

Genomic Data Commons

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation to Contribute to NCI’s Genomic Data Commons\
From GenomeWeb (free registration required)

Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network

Queen’s forms Ontario-wide cancer research network
From CKWS

Cracking cancer’s code
From the Queen’sgazette

News Release – Queen’s to lead new pathology research network
From Queen’s University

Stand Up to Cancer

MORE THAN $111 MILLION PLEDGED SO FAR IN U.S. AND CANADA IN CONNECTION WITH SEPT. 9 STAND UP TO CANCER FUNDRAISING SPECIAL
From Stand Up to Cancer

More Than CAD $144 Million Pledged In U.S. And Canada In Connection with Sept. 9 SU2C Special
From Stand Up to Cancer Canada

OICR INVESTIGATORS IN THE NEWS

John Bartlett

Breast cancer

KGHRI researcher co-leads study of improved cancer screening technique
From KGH Connect

Paul Boutros

Reproducible science

Reproducible Science: Cancer Researchers Embrace Containers in the Cloud
From Google Research Blog

Paul Boutros, Vincent Ferretti, Lincoln Stein and Jared Simpson

Government of Canada invests in new genomics “big data” research projects aimed at real-world challenges
From Canada Newswire

2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition results
From Genome Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

Vincent Ferretti

Genomic Data Commons

Toward a Shared Vision for Cancer Genomic Data
From the New England Journal of Medicine

OICR PROGRAM IN THE NEWS (Ontario Health Study)

Study centre

Health study looking for participants
From tbnewswatch

Collecting Blood Samples
From CTV

OICR PROGRAM LEADERS IN THE NEWS

John Bell

Immunotherapy

Is ‘immunotherapy’ a cancer game-changer? Here’s why scientists say yes
From the Ottawa Citizen

Craig Earle

Access to data

Increasing Access to Health Administrative Data with ICES Data & Analytic Services
From Longwoods.com

OICR PROJECT IN THE NEWS (International Cancer Genome Consortium)

ICGC-TCGA DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling – RNA challenge

Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud Powers RNA Research DREAM Challenge
From Yahoo

OICR PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Big Data

City becomes one of the world’s leading producers of biodata
From the University of Toronto

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, International Cancer Genome Consortium

Data sharing

Registered access: a ‘Triple-A’ approach
From Nature

International Cancer Genome Consortium

Big Data

Bioconductor: harmonizing distributed genomic analysis
From Science Node

Collection of genomic data

How can commercial genetic company 23andMe help cancer research?
From the International Business Times

Ethics of genetics

Ethics of genetics: More than just designer babies
From Laboratory News

Esophageal cancer

Study opens door to targeted treatments for esophageal cancer
From EurekAlert!

Oesophageal cancer treatments could be tailor-made for individual patients, study finds
From MyScience.org

Why Some Cancer Patients Need A Combination Of Treatments, Study Finds
From mynahcare.org

Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Mutational Subtypes Uncovered by Genome Sequencing
From GenomeWeb (registration required)

Study opens door to targeted treatments for oesophageal cancer
From Cancer Research UK

OICR RESEARCHER IN THE NEWS (NATALIE FOX)

Prostate Cancer Canada continues to invest in the development of Canada’s future leaders in prostate cancer research
From Prostate Cancer Canada