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History of Cancer & Progress in Cancer Research
Learn about a brief history of cancer from its first recorded case to the major breakthroughs in therapy from the late 1800s to present day. Glimpse into the era of technology and how it is shaping our understanding of the disease.
Cancer Research 101
Understand the fundamentals of cancer biology, what makes cancer hard to treat and discuss the complexities that underlie cancer at the molecular level. Learn from cancer biologists first hand about the major fields of cancer research and how research is generally funded.
Epigenetics and Cancer
Find out about a new topic of interest to scientists: Epigenetics, and how it is essential to better understand how a cancer cell functions. Learn of the types of epigenetics research to develop better diagnostic tools and therapies and one of our own team member’s research in discovering the importance of epigenetics in breast and brain cancer.
Quality of Life Research
Learn about areas outside of biomedical research that are focus on improving patient quality of life. Hear about ongoing research by Canadian groups that address fertility decision making after cancer treatment, fear of cancer recurrence, and the impact of chemotherapy on the developing brain.
Explore the inner workings of the immune system; how cancer cells interact with our immune cells and how cancer evades their defenses. Learn about various types of immunotherapy being used to target cancer cells.
What is Clinical Trial Research and Where Are We Headed?
Delve into the clinical trials process, what happens at the end of a clinical trial, debunk common myths, and learn of a few ongoing clinical trials.
Outlook, Risks and Potential Therapies for Ovarian Cancer
Learn about the biology of ovarian cancer, including genetic risk factors and the current research in the field. Explore the concept of stem cells and cancer stem cells and hear about emerging therapies to target ovarian cancer, as well as a few ongoing clinical trials.
Getting ahead of cancer: Advances in risk factor and early detection research
Understand how different lifestyle and genetic factors can influence one’s risk of developing cancer and learn about the latest research in cancer screening and early detection.
November 14, 2019 Wellspring Chinguacousy
October 28, 2019 Wellspring Chinguacousy
October 24, 2019 EcoMetrix Incorporated
February 14, 2019 Gilda’s Club – Toronto (Cancer Prevention, Risk & Detection)
January 31, 2019 Wellspring – Toronto (Cancer Research 101)
October 10, 2018 Gilda’s Club – Toronto (Quality of Life Research)
July 25, 2018 Gilda’s Club – Toronto (Ovarian Cancer)
December 6, 2017 Gilda’s Club – Toronto (Clinical Trials)