November 25, 2020
Despite disruptions, cancer researchers across Ontario are continuing to make scientific progress in labs and at home. Here, Vivian discusses her master’s project, discovering drug targets for future immunotherapies.
April 8, 2020
Drs. Lisa Porter and John Trant from the University of Windsor are working to develop a drug to block a protein that is elevated in some types of aggressive cancer. Disrupting the activity of this unique protein complex could slow or stop the disease. By providing researchers such as Porter and Trant with funding support and access to expertise, OICR’s Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline initiative is enabling the development of the next wave of made-in-Ontario cancer therapies.
September 11, 2019
OICR researchers have recently teamed up with a team of medical oncologists and surgeons at The Ottawa Hospital to launch a new breast cancer clinical trial – one that begins before a patient undergoes surgery.
“There’s a gap between when a patient is diagnosed with cancer and the start of their surgery,” explains Dr. Melanie Spears, trial co-investigator and Principal Research Scientist at OICR. “A window of opportunity study allows us to use this gap to look at novel targeted therapies.”
April 23, 2019
Learn about how the Ontario Tumour Bank evaluates the quality of tumour samples stored at ultra-low temperatures over the last decade.
April 9, 2019
Monique Albert, Director of the Ontario Tumour Bank (OTB) explains how OTB provides cancer researchers with the high-quality biospecimens and data they need for their studies.
February 26, 2019
Find out what a Technical Business Analyst does and why this job is so important in helping researchers and software engineers work together.
December 10, 2018
As we approach the holidays, I want to wish you all the best of the season. The remarkable achievements of OICR and the cancer research community over the last year would not have been possible without your dedication, support and collaborative spirit. Together we are continuing to make OICR a huge success with tangible impacts on the lives of cancer patients across the province.Continue reading – A holiday message from the President and Scientific Director
November 8, 2018
Lawrence Heisler, Project Manager in the Genome Sequence Informatics team at OICR, talks about how new technologies are making genetic sequencing faster and cheaper. But turning data into discoveries requires the right behind-the-scenes support. That’s where Heisler’s team comes in.
October 16, 2018
Kelly McDonald talks about her work at the Ontario Heath Study and how the data provided by participants is now helping researchers in Canada and around the world.
August 22, 2018
Ratheesh Subramaniam talks about his work in OICR’s Drug Discovery team and how it could help doctors make a difference in treating cancer patients.
July 31, 2018
Cheryl Crozier talks about her work in OICR’s Diagnostic Development team and how it could help doctors make a difference in treating cancer patients.