Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. It is responsible for about 30% of all deaths, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Despite the urgent need for new and effective drugs, it remains extremely difficult to develop anti-cancer therapies in a timely way. Researchers in Ottawa looked at how to leverage current experimental therapies, in different combinations, to speed the fight...
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Diagnosing colorectal cancer (CRC) is complex; it relies on significant invasive tests and subjective evaluations. This process may soon become much easier thanks to a medical breakthrough by scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The researchers have identified genetic changes in the colon lining, or mucosa, in colorectal cancer patients that...2013Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Winter 2013
The signal event of 2013 was undoubtedly Patricia Guyda’s retirement as President of CHR, which was marked by a joint reception with the Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA), held on June 7 at the Loyola campus of Concordia University. An array of speakers, including Dr. Joe Schwarcz and former Health and Welfare Minister Monique Begin, recounted Pat’s many contributions and the rich...2013Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Winter 2013