Featured cancer research
- International Pharmaceutical Policy and Drug Access for Children with Cancer
Dr. Denburg and his team at the Centre for Global Child Health in SickKids' Research Institute are engaged in projects on cancer drug access in a range of health system settings. The team has also developed the first forecasting model for childhood cancer medicines, which enables evidence-based estimates of drug need and cost by agent and disease in 200 countries worldwide, tailored to childhood cancer demographics, incidence, and treatment protocols.
- Accessing Care in Northern Communities
Tracey Galloway is an Associate Professor with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto-Mississauga. In 2014, Galloway partnered with Dr. Gwen Healey Akearok, Executive Director of the Iqaluit-based Quajiartiit Health Research Centre to undertake a community-based assessment of cancer services in the territory.
- Is it possible to create personalized cancer treatments?
The team at BC Cancer Agency’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program is using genomic sequencing and bioinformatics to identify patient-specific treatments for advanced cancers.
- Can the human body cure cancer?
BioCanRx’s revolutionary network is using biologically-derived materials to boost the immune system and destroy cancer cells.
- Helping ovarian cancer patients beat the odds
Dr. Brad Nelson and his team at the BC Cancer Agency are uncovering new forms of treatment that re-enforce the body’s defense mechanisms.
- Is the key to curing cancer hidden in our cells?
Dr. Gerald Batist is working to learn more about the cellular processes that make certain cancer treatments more effective than others.
- Do stem cells have the power to cure cancer?
Dr. Guy Sauvageau and his team are using stem cell genes to treat acute myeloid leukemia.
- Can we use our immune systems to end cancer?
Dr. Li Zhang and her team are discovering healthy cells that have the potential to eliminate cancer cells.
- Regulating tumor immunosurveillance: from bench to bedside
Dr. Pamela Ohashi is working to identify ways to bolster our natural anti-cancer immune response with the aim to improve targeted anti-cancer therapies.
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