The Key to Unlocking Future Treatments for Brain Tumors

In Canada, it is estimated that approximately 3000 people will be diagnosed with brain cancer this year1. Glioblastomas (also known as glioblastoma multiforme) are one of the most common and aggressive forms of brain tumors that form from star-shaped cells in the brain called astrocytes. These tumors can reproduce at very fast rates and invade … More The Key to Unlocking Future Treatments for Brain Tumors

RIOT Video Blog Episode 2: Who Are Cancer Researchers?

Curing cancer is a difficult prospect. Scientists all over the world are working hard to understand the disease and how to fight it. But who are these scientists and how exactly do they spend their days in the fight against cancer? In this video Dr. Catherine Brun will describe a typical cancer researcher and what … More RIOT Video Blog Episode 2: Who Are Cancer Researchers?

Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing: Considering the Benefits and Limitations of Genetic Testing in your Personal Health Care Routine

If someone told you that you could learn about your chances to developing certain diseases, like cancer or Alzheimer’s – would you? As a result of advances in scientific technology, private companies are now offering genetic testing kits to consumers that provide insight into their own genetic make-up. People are often drawn to these tests … More Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing: Considering the Benefits and Limitations of Genetic Testing in your Personal Health Care Routine