Breast cancer study to help Windsor women first

Women in Windsor-Essex will benefit first from a new study that is trying to help women with one of the worst forms of breast cancer. University of Windsor biology researcher Lisa Porter and Windsor Regional Hospital oncologist Dr. Carolyn Hamm recently received more than $765,000 to study triple-negative breast cancer. Cancer cells from tumours from about 100 […]

Optimizing Novel Therapies for Medulloblastoma

Lisa Porter, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Windsor Project Summary: Medulloblastoma is the most prevalent of all childhood brain cancers, with average 5 year survival rates of approximately 62% for children ages 0-14. There are at least 4 very distinct types of this disease that have different prognoses and likewise require independent treatment strategies. Among […]

UWindsor undergraduates sweep provincial biology competition

Fourth-year biology student Marisa Market took top prize at this year’s Ontario Biology Day when she won the Corning Award for best oral presentation overall. She competed in the cancer biology category against researchers from neuroscience and plant biology. “We have received major grants for our research and I have put in a lot of […]

Conference strives to make Windsor a cancer research hub

A University of Windsor PhD candidate presented her research findings at a conference aimed at making Windsor a cancer research hub Sunday afternoon. Bre-Anne Fifield, 27, has been tackling her PhD since 2009 and is hoping to finish her studies in biological sciences next month when she brings her breast cancer research to the thesis […]

University law professor to be given top academic honour

A University of Windsor law professor will be recognized for his work in Canadian and international legal theory when he is named a fellow with a national academy of scholars on Saturday. William Conklin was elected by his peers to be a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, whose scholars are considered to be […]

Seeds 4 Hope Community Seminar Series

Per the Seeds4Hope event page, The Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation, together with the University of Windsor and our community partners, Windsor Regional Hospital and the Windsor Cancer Research Group are very pleased to announce the inauguration of the Seeds4Hope Community Seminar Series. The purpose of the seminar series is to: -Update the community […]

Editorial comment in Oncotarget, Vol. 5, Issue 16

Published in Oncotarget, Vol 5(16), on August 30, 2014: 6554-6555, is a comment on the paper by D Lubanska and LA Porter: The atypical cell cycle regulator Spy1 suppresses differentiation of the neuroblastoma stem cell population, in Oncoscience, 2014; Vol 1: 336-348. Linked here. PDF [463 KB] is available for download at this link or […]

Editorial comment in Oncotarget Vol 5, Iss 15

Published in Oncotarget, Vol 5(15), on August 15, 2014: 5848-5849, is a comment on the paper by D Lubanska and LA Porter: The atypical cell cycle regulator Spy1 suppresses differentiation of the neuroblastoma stem cell population, in Oncoscience, 2014; Vol 1: 336-348. Linked here. PDF [651 KB] is available for download at this link or […]