Radiation before surgery more than doubles mesothelioma survival: UHN study
Results of clinical research that treated mesothelioma with radiation before surgery show the three-year survival rate more than doubled for study participants afflicted with this deadly disease, compared to treating with surgery first.
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Rare cancers need more research
Rare cancers are harder to study and are never given the attention that the more common cancers receive. After losing his wife to gallbladder cancer, Ed Thompson donated $500,000 to this under-supported area of cancer research. "This may be the only type of research in biliary cancers happenin at this level in the world" says Dr. Jennifer Knox. Find out more...
The Immune Therapy Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre draws from the basic science and clinical strengths of one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Led by an award-winning team of researchers and physicians, The Princess Margaret is positioned to become one of the global leaders in Immune Therapy for cancer treatment.
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RESEARCH IN FOCUS
Led by Dr. John Dick, Cancer researchers discover pre-leukemic stem cell at root of AML, relapse
Cancer researchers led by stem cell scientist Dr. John Dick have discovered a pre-leukemic stem cell that may be the first step in initiating disease and also the culprit that evades therapy and triggers relapse in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
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Stem cell scientists identify key regulator controlling formation of blood-forming stem cells
Stem cell scientists have moved one step closer to producing blood-forming stem cells in a Petri dish by identifying a key regulator controlling their formation in the early embryo, shows research published online in Cell.
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