Awakening Cancer-Fighting Cells of the Immune System Using Radiation Therapy

By Joseph Longo About half of all cancer patients will be treated with radiation therapy at some point during the course of their disease. Conventional radiation therapy involves the delivery of high doses of radiation to the tumour, usually in multiple smaller doses called fractions. When a cell is irradiated, its DNA becomes damaged. If … More Awakening Cancer-Fighting Cells of the Immune System Using Radiation Therapy

Wielding a Double-Edged Sword: Oncolytic Viruses in Cancer Therapy

By Dr. Martin Smith You know the feeling…  It could start with a nagging headache.  Or, it could be the flush feeling of an oncoming fever.  Whatever it may be, many of us can relate to the symptoms of an impending viral infection. But, what if those same symptoms became signals of life saving treatments?  … More Wielding a Double-Edged Sword: Oncolytic Viruses in Cancer Therapy

Teaching Cancer Research to the Next Generation: A Recap of Let’s Talk Cancer 2017

By Nicole Park and Nandini Raghuram Hello everyone! There has been a lot of activity over here at RIOT recently. We thought we would share with you some updates on an incredible event that we just held this past April! An important aspect of what we do at RIOT is to increase awareness on the … More Teaching Cancer Research to the Next Generation: A Recap of Let’s Talk Cancer 2017