International cancer research initiative closer to reality with donation

Lisa Porter, Caroline Hamm and Gay Wrye hold a $25,000 donation from Windsor Regional Hospital. The first true international cancer research corridor in North America is one step closer to being launched in Windsor-Essex, thanks to a recent contribution from Windsor Regional Hospital. In late December, hospital board chair Gay Wrye presented the Windsor Cancer […]

Why Do Brain Tumours Return? U of W May Have The Answer

Lisa Porter, left, and Dorota Lubanska look at human brain cancer cells at the University of Windsor on Thursday, January 16, 2013. University of Windsor researchers have identified a protein that causes brain tumours to return — a finding that could ultimately help save lives. Published this week in the respected U.S. medical journal Cancer […]

Forum Opens Campus Doors to Cancer Collaboration

Cancer researcher Lisa Porter speaks with Gemma Grey-Hall, manager of resource development for the Windsor-Essex United Way, at a forum Tuesday on collaboration between academic researchers and clinical practitioners. Windsor-Essex is tremendously supportive of cancer research conducted locally, biology professor Lisa Porter told a public forum on the subject Tuesday. “Not every place has a […]

UWindsor researchers collaborate on new Global Cancer Research Office

UWindsor biology professor and WCRG Scientific Director Dr. Lisa Porter, WCRG Clinical Director and Medical Oncologist of Windsor Regional Hospital’s Cancer Program Dr. Caroline Hamm, and Caesars Windsor CEO Kevin Laforet at the launch of PASSPORTS: Bridging Research and Hope. The collaborative efforts of UWindsor researchers, local hospitals and community supporters reached another milestone Monday […]

U of W student wins funding to study cancer drug resistance

A University of Windsor student has landed a prestigious research grant to help solve the mystery of why some breast cancer patients don’t respond to chemotherapy. Rosa-Maria Ferraiuolo, who is pursuing a PhD in molecular biology, received a two-year $75,000 grant from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to further her research on the Spy1 protein […]

Fewer Brain Cancer Deaths Among Children Aim of Biology Researcher

Elizabeth Fidalgo da Silva is seen here in the biology lab where she conducts her research on a protein called tuberin. A biology researcher hopes her studies will result in fewer brain cancer related deaths among children. Elizabeth Fidalgo da Silva, a research associate and adjunct professor in Biological Sciences, is studying the role that a […]