The discovery of mutations in a single gene in multiple cases of small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcaemic type (SCCOHT) – the most common undifferentiated ovarian cancer to strike women under 40 – is a huge breakthrough. This finding of a team of researchers, led by Dr. William Foulkes at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital (JGH) are published in ...
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A new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), published in Cell Reports, sheds light on a mysterious gene that likely influences cardiovascular health.
After five years, UOHI researchers now know how one genetic variant works and suspect that it contributes to the development of heart disease through processes that promote chronic inflammation...2014Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Summer 2014
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...2014Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Spring 2014