By Joseph Longo Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men, with 1 in 8 men expected to develop the disease in their lifetime. Thanks to advances in early detection and screening, prostate cancer treatments have significantly improved over the years and, if caught early, the 5-year survival rate is nearly 100%. … More Can a Genetic Test Help Personalize Prostate Cancer Treatment for Men?
By Douglas Chung 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 development is a costly and lengthy process. Candidate drugs must undergo multiple … More Drug Repurposing for Colorectal Cancer: Redesigning a House Into a Bookstore
By Dr. Kinjal Desai Relatively rare compared to more common cancers, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in both women and men in Canada. Survival beyond 5 years is below 10%. What makes pancreatic cancer so deadly? In part, this is due to the appearance of disease symptoms when the cancer … More A ‘Big Bang’ Theory of Pancreatic Cancer Development
By Sangeetha Paramathas How long have you been in the research field? I started my PhD in 1998 and began conducting research in 1996 by being a research assistant at the master’s level. What does your research focus on? For my PhD at UBC, I interviewed 22 families who were testing inconclusive for the genes … More Tackling the Fear of Cancer Recurrence: An Interview With Survivorship Researcher Dr. Christine Maheu