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Research reflections

  • New Clinical Trial- Would you like to take part? A new  clinical trial  conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society-funded Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) is the first in the world to test an immune-stimulating treatment to reduce symptoms and prevent severe cases of COVID-19 ...
    Date created: 08/12/2020 10:52 AM
  • Living with Cancer in the Time of COVID-19 Study-Sign up today! This study is conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), which receives significant infrastructure funding from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) every year. The goal of this study is to understand what impact the ...
    Date created: 08/12/2020 10:44 AM
  • New COVID-19 Clinical Trial
    Breaking news: A new clinical trial conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society-funded  Canadian Cancer Trials Group  is the FIRST IN THE WORLD to test an immune-boosting treatment that could prevent severe COVID-19 infections in ...

    Date created: 07/14/2020 01:30 PM
  • Research Updates: Colon and head and neck cancers
    Today’s Research Updates describe two new findings for colon and head and neck cancers.
     
    June 5, 2020

    Colon cancer research update

    A new CCS-funded study has uncovered a potential way to reduce colon cancer risk in people ...


    Date created: 06/08/2020 01:27 PM
  • Epigenetics: Why Your Genes Aren’t Everything

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    By: Andrea Savio

    Why do identical twins differ despite having the exact same DNA? It’s all about how the DNA is used – read on to learn more about how ‘epigenetics’ controls this.

    DNA is the ...


    Date created: 05/10/2019 11:52 AM
  • Liquid biopsies: A blood test for detecting and monitoring cancer?

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    We are living in an era where technological advances allow researchers to answer key questions relating to cancer biology in ways that they never could before. New and powerful approaches have opened doors particularly in the field ...


    Date created: 08/25/2017 03:01 PM

Research reflections

  • Living with Cancer in the Time of COVID-19 Study-Sign up today! This study is conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), which receives significant infrastructure funding from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) every year. The goal of this study is to understand what impact the ...
    Date created: 08/12/2020 10:44 AM
  • New Clinical Trial- Would you like to take part? A new  clinical trial  conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society-funded Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) is the first in the world to test an immune-stimulating treatment to reduce symptoms and prevent severe cases of COVID-19 ...
    Date created: 08/12/2020 10:52 AM
  • New COVID-19 Clinical Trial
    Breaking news: A new clinical trial conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society-funded  Canadian Cancer Trials Group  is the FIRST IN THE WORLD to test an immune-boosting treatment that could prevent severe COVID-19 infections in ...

    Date created: 07/14/2020 01:30 PM
  • Research Updates: Colon and head and neck cancers
    Today’s Research Updates describe two new findings for colon and head and neck cancers.
     
    June 5, 2020

    Colon cancer research update

    A new CCS-funded study has uncovered a potential way to reduce colon cancer risk in people ...


    Date created: 06/08/2020 01:27 PM
  • Epigenetics: Why Your Genes Aren’t Everything

                                                                                 be484ef176274315b5b610ab24c2aeb6-huge-ri
    By: Andrea Savio

    Why do identical twins differ despite having the exact same DNA? It’s all about how the DNA is used – read on to learn more about how ‘epigenetics’ controls this.

    DNA is the ...


    Date created: 05/10/2019 11:52 AM
  • Chasing Down Metastatic Cancer

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    What is metastatic cancer?

    Cancer has many nasty features that make it one of the most difficult and complicated diseases to treat and cure.  It doesn’t sit still- it is constantly growing, changing and ...
    Date created: 01/17/2017 03:55 PM

  • Drug Repurposing for Colorectal Cancer: Redesigning a House Into a Bookstore

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    What if there was a quicker and cheaper way to bring forth more treatment options for people with cancer? Researchers are trying to do just that by repurposing drugs used for other diseases to treat cancer. The process of drug ...


    Date created: 02/21/2017 04:33 PM
  • Ready-or-not here we come: opening our eyes to the fight on cancer

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    Cancer cells are locked into an epic game of hide-and-seek with our body.  Naturally, our body is tuned to recognize and eliminate foreign matter with the help of our immune system.  Cancer is no exception.  Routine inspection shows ...


    Date created: 03/21/2017 10:54 AM
  • Could Smartphones be Used to Detect Skin Cancer?

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    Possibly. A recent study in the journal Nature found that computers programmed with image recognition technology could diagnose skin cancer just as accurately as skilled skin cancer doctors evaluating the same images.

    These ...

    Date created: 04/11/2017 03:52 PM

  • Green Science: The Role of Medical Marijuana in Cancer Therapy

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    Canada has announced that in 2017 it will make a monumental change to the drug policy relating to the use of marijuana.  The change to the drug policy will pursue the benefits of marijuana while emphasizing shared responsibility, ...


    Date created: 05/10/2017 10:32 AM
  • Chemoprevention: What Researchers Are Learning From Your Mom

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    Your Mom would be very happy.  Cancer researchers have published studies showing that eating vegetables like broccoli may lower the risk for developing some cancers (1). Taking this idea one step further, researchers want to know ...
    Date created: 07/20/2017 09:00 AM

  • Liquid biopsies: A blood test for detecting and monitoring cancer?

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    We are living in an era where technological advances allow researchers to answer key questions relating to cancer biology in ways that they never could before. New and powerful approaches have opened doors particularly in the field ...


    Date created: 08/25/2017 03:01 PM
  • Research reflections - Beacon of hope for cancer patients One of the most exciting fields in cancer research right now is the development of ‘targeted therapies’ – that is, therapies that are designed to attack a unique feature of cancer cells so that treatment kills cancer ...

    Date created: 10/21/2014 02:57 PM
  • Research reflections - Overcoming fatigue Cancer treatment can be exhausting. With a heavy treatment schedule, plus other appointments and high stress levels, it’s no surprise that many cancer patients experience fatigue during treatment.
     
    But did you ...

    Date created: 10/21/2014 11:28 AM