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 […]

Editorial comment in Neurosurgery Vol. 74, Issue 6

Published in Neurosurgery 74(6) on Jun 2014: p. N18-N19 is the comment on D Lubanska, et al. The cyclin-like protein Spy1 regulates growth and division characteristics of the CD133+ population in human glioma in Cancer Cell 2014; 25(1): 64–76. Linked here. PDF [197KB] available at this link or attached here.

Biology student to run for brain cancer research

Third-year biology student Samer Jassar spends a fair amount of time working in the lab trying to understand the various pathways that allow cancer cells to spread. This weekend, he’ll hit the pathways of east Windsor to raise funds to support cancer research, as well as for those struggling with brain tumours. “I like to […]

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 […]