Learn about how scientists are trying to reattach the ‘brakes’ in tumor cells to stop them from continuously dividing. … More ‘Brake’-ing the cycle
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Learn about the efforts scientists are making to improve treatment options for patients affected by this disease. … More Pancreatic Cancer … Where do we Stand?
Can we outrun cancer? Scientists debate over how much cancer risk is preventable … More Playing the Odds: How much can we reduce our risk of getting cancer?
Using viruses to fight cancer? Learn about the history of chemotherapy and a new treatment for Glioblastoma using the Zika Virus! … More Cell specificity: Targeting cancer cells and nothing else
The human genome has historically been an enigma to scientists. How much of it is important to cancer? Should we only focus on genes or is there something we’re missing? Here, Dr. Kinjal Desai tells us about ‘non-gene’ regions in the genome that are important to our understanding of breast cancer. … More Power in Pink! New Avenues of Research
Scientists are trying to unravel the complexities of Breast Cancer in order to develop more promising therapies for patients. Learn from Dr. Nathan Schachter, a post-doctoral fellow at SickKids, about his PhD work and what he discovered. … More Power in Pink! Tackling challenges of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women around the world. Although decades of research has taught us about the biology of the disease, it still remains a challenge to treat. We want to give you a glimpse into what roadblocks scientists face and what is being done to overcome them. Here, we start with a brief background on Breast Cancer. Check back for more posts!
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By Sangeetha Paramathas We are living in an era where technological advances allow researchers to answer key questions relating to cancer biology in ways that they never could before. New and powerful approaches have opened doors particularly in the field of precision medicine; interventions that draw upon knowledge gained from biomedical research allowing for personalized … More Liquid biopsies: A blood test for detecting and monitoring cancer?
By Dr. Nathan Schachter For years, scientists have struggled to understand why cancers that return – or ‘relapse’ – are so difficult to treat. How can therapies which were initially effective at controlling the disease fail to combat tumors that re-emerge? Why do relapses often behave more aggressively than pre-treatment tumors? These questions have plagued … More Returning with Vengeance: Toronto Scientists Discover How Rare Brain Cancer Cells Resist Therapy and Drive Tumor Recurrence
By Dr. Martin Smith Your Mom would be very happy. Cancer researchers have published studies showing that eating vegetables like broccoli may lower the risk for developing some cancers (1). Taking this idea one step further, researchers want to know if we can extract a key compound from vegetables and put it into pill form. … More Chemoprevention: What Researchers Are Learning From Your Mom