December 17, 2018

When it comes to finding cancer risk, there’s power in numbers

Dr. Syed Hassan Zaidi, Scientist at OICR and co-author of the study.

Large-scale genomic study discovers 40 new genetic variants associated with colorectal cancer risk

The most comprehensive genome-wide association study of colorectal cancer risk to date has discovered 40 new genetic variants and validated 55 previously identified variants that signal an increased risk of colon cancer. The study, recently published in Nature Genetics, is a product of the world’s largest molecular genetic consortium for colorectal cancer – the Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO) – which was established nearly 10 years ago.

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May 13, 2016

New research better defines which patients will respond to colorectal cancer drug

The University Health Network announced today that Dr. Geoffrey Liu, clinician-scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and his team have identified a blood marker that better defines which patients will respond to the drug cetuximab. The research applies to patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

See Dr. Liu explain his findings:

Dr. Liu’s research was funded by the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research, the Alan B. Brown Chair in Molecular Genomics, the Cancer Care Ontario Chair in Experimental Therapeutics and Population Studies, the Canadian Cancer Society, and The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The research was published today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.

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Researchers Discover Blood Marker That Better Defines Who Will Respond To Drug Used In Metastatic Colorectal Cancer