A Beacon of Hope in the Fight against Pancreatic Cancer

The statistics for pancreatic cancer are sobering. According to the Canadian Cancer Society approximately 7,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with this form of cancer every year and of those, 5,700 will die. While pancreatic cancer is relatively rare compared to more common forms of cancer such as breast and colorectal cancer, it is difficult to … Read more

Unravelling the cause of breast cancer progression

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Canadian women. Advancements in treatments have helped many women diagnosed with breast cancer overcome the disease. Unfortunately, some still succumb to the illness because their cancer is resistant to treatment and has spread to other parts of the body. These breast cancer patients require new, effective treatments … Read more

Dalhousie Alumna recipient of Research Excellence Award for her research on fear of cancer recurrence in survivors of childhood cancer

Kathleen Varty, CRTP Trainee, University of New Brunswick In Canada alone, more than 800 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year. Thanks to advances in cancer research, more than 80% survive. Many of these young survivors face the fear that their cancer may recur – a fear that can cause … Read more

Saunders Matthey Cancer Prevention Foundation: A critical resource to advance cancer research

Recently, two board members from Saunders Matthey Cancer Prevention Foundation had an opportunity to meet with graduate students in Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute’s Cancer Research Training Program. Saunders Matthey-funded CRTP trainees Chiara Gottheil, Stephanie Kendall and Brendan McKeown were on hand to talk about their research projects with Saunders Matthey board members Paulette Skerrett … Read more

BHCRI Announces September 2023 CRTP Award Recipients

September 2023 CRTP Award Recipients: Masters Students: Riley Arseneau, Pathology, Dalhousie University Supervisors: Dr. Jeanette Boudreau, Dr. Boris Gala-Lopez Funding provided by GIVETOLIVE PhD Candidates: Theresa Vo, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University Supervisors: Dr. Robin Urquhart, Dr. Wiesława Dominika Wranik Funding provided by the Canadian Cancer Society’s JD Irving Limited – Excellence in Cancer … Read more

Eliminating Stigma

Misconceptions can burden individuals living with cancer, researchers say From left are Drs. Eric Tenkorang, Teri Stuckless and Sevtap Savas. PHOTO: RICH BLENKINSOPP A team of Memorial University researchers have published their findings on how misconceptions about cancer affect individuals with a history of the disease in Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition to physical, emotional … Read more

Sandra Turcotte: Pursuing novel treatments for kidney cancer

Dr. Sandra Turcotte is on a mission to fight kidney (renal) cancer, a disease that affects 7,500 Canadians each year. While renal cancer may not be as prevalent as some other types of cancers, it is particularly challenging and lethal because there is no effective treatment for advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC), the major subtype … Read more

Focusing on young adults with advanced cancer

Meet Emily Drake, a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University. Emily’s research focuses on young adults (18 – 39) living with cancer, an often-ignored age group that falls between pediatric and adult healthcare. A diagnosis for a person in this age group may mean unique challenges, as their needs are influenced by educational, work, lifestyle and psychosocial (psychological … Read more

CRTP Trainees Providing Essential New Knowledge to Cancer Research

CRTP Trainees providing essential new knowledge to cancer research MSc Student Elias Habib, Department of Pathology Dalhousie Supported by a GIVETOLIVE CRTP Award, Elias is investigating whether the loss of a specific protein is related to cancers that become difficult to treat. Cancer develops when the genetic material (DNA) in cells is altered. Regulation of … Read more

Oral Cancer Clinical Trials

Dal Dentistry launching clinical trials with ground‑breaking study on oral‑cancer prevention Researchers at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Dentistry are conducting one of the Faculty’s first clinical trials to determine whether a drug commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes could be effective in preventing oral cancer — a disease that afflicts a disproportionately higher number of people in Atlantic … Read more