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

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