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In Memoriam - Dr. Sam Ludwin

Dr. Sam Ludwin passed away Tuesday, January 21st, peacefully at his home in Kingston, Ontario, after a valiant battle against ALS. Born October 16th, 1944, to Genia and Dorik Ludwin in Johannesburg, South Africa, he enjoyed a distinguished medical career, wide-ranging interests, and-most of all-the love and companionship of Vivien, his wife of 51 years, their children Derek (Stacey) and Raymond (Karen) and grandchildren Andrew and Elizabeth, his siblings, nieces, and nephews, and his friends. 

New immune-boosting approach could halt the spread of cancer cells to nearby organs

From: https://news.oicr.on.ca/2019/12/new-immune-boosting-approach-could-halt…

Dr. Victoria Hoskin, OMPRN grantee, wins best poster presentation at the 2019 Terry Fox Research Institute Ontario Node Research Symposium for her novel approach to preventing cancer metastasis

Three internationally-recognized cancer researchers join OICR's Investigator Awards Program

Toronto - (November 26, 2019) Today, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) announced three new Investigator Award (IA) recipients, reinforcing OICR's commitment to recruit and retain world-class cancer researchers across Ontario.

The awards are for up to $350,000 per year for up to six years, providing stable research funding and salary support for recipients to establish their laboratories and build their research platforms within Ontario. They bring with them expertise in big data, machine learning, multi-omics analysis and immuno-oncology. The new recipients are:

Research Mentorship Program in partnership with Queen's Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre 2018-19 Highlights

Our mentorship program aims to pair high school and university students through
discussions of community and science. The program is designed to share knowledge,
expertise and enthusiasm between graduate students and high school youth, making
stronger connections between the university and the community. The mentors aim to
foster inquiry and problem-solving skills through scientific discovery to help equip the mentees for success in their current and future educational paths.

Congratulations to Rayanna Birtch

Congratulations to Rayanna Birtch on winning first price for her poster presentation at the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare on November 9th. 2019.  Rayanna is in the combined BSc-MSc program with Dr. Peter Greer in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.  Her project explores functional interactions between the adaptor protein Ezrin and the cancer stem cell marker CD44 in highly aggressive triple negative breast cancer.

THE TENTH NATHAN KAUFMAN VISITING LECTURER

THE TENTH NATHAN KAUFMAN VISITING LECTURER

SUSAN DONE
FCCMG, FRCPath, PhD, MBA, MRCPath, FRCPC, MB. B.Chir., Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Pathologist and Researcher, UHN

"NOT ALL BREAST CANCER CELLS ARE CREATED EQUAL"

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
4:00 pm
Room 104, Richardson Laboratory
88 Stuart Street, Queen's University

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