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Jun 18, 2024
Landmark trial brings genomic testing to thousands of Ontarians with cancer
Landmark trial brings genomic testing to thousands of Ontarians with cancer
Jun 13, 2024
Why is it so challenging to find a cure for cancer?
Why is it so challenging to find a cure for cancer?
May 29, 2024
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) applauds the Province's renewed funding commitment to cancer research
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) applauds the Province's renewed funding commitment to cancer research
May 27, 2024
New 3CTN initiative aims to address barriers faced by underrepresented populations and expand clinical trial involvement
New 3CTN initiative aims to address barriers faced by underrepresented populations and expand clinical trial involvement
May 23, 2024
Providence and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) partnering to discover and develop mRNA therapeutics
Providence and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) partnering to discover and develop mRNA therapeutics
May 16, 2024
Help us shape OICR's next five year strategic plan
Help us shape OICR's next five year strategic plan
May 14, 2024
Ask a Cancer Researcher: How can ultrasound be used to detect breast cancer?
Ask a Cancer Researcher: How can ultrasound be used to detect breast cancer?
May 03, 2024
A message from the President and Scientific Director on the passing of Andrea Redway
A message from the President and Scientific Director on the passing of Andrea Redway
Apr 22, 2024
How two cancers make themselves harder to treat by suppressing the immune system
How two cancers make themselves harder to treat by suppressing the immune system
Apr 18, 2024
New “window-of-opportunity” clinical trials explore cutting-edge treatments for cancers of the liver, head and neck
New “window-of-opportunity” clinical trials explore cutting-edge treatments for cancers of the liver, head and neck
Apr 17, 2024
‘Smart people’ working to make a difference: Co-op student reflects on OICR conference
‘Smart people’ working to make a difference: Co-op student reflects on OICR conference
Apr 16, 2024
Student-developed machine learning model can predict how medicines treat different tumours
Student-developed machine learning model can predict how medicines treat different tumours
Apr 03, 2024
Ontario cancer community comes together at OICR Translational Research Conference
Ontario cancer community comes together at OICR Translational Research Conference
Apr 02, 2024
FDA approves first cell therapy in landmark achievement for personalized medicine
FDA approves first cell therapy in landmark achievement for personalized medicine
Mar 25, 2024
OICR-supported cancer therapeutics company Fusion Pharmaceuticals acquired by AstraZeneca for $2 billion
OICR-supported cancer therapeutics company Fusion Pharmaceuticals acquired by AstraZeneca for $2 billion
Mar 22, 2024
How the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board protects participants while streamlining research in the province
How the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board protects participants while streamlining research in the province
Mar 22, 2024
Ask a cancer researcher: Is there a blood test for cancer?
Ask a cancer researcher: Is there a blood test for cancer?
Mar 06, 2024
How AI can help diagnose cancers that are otherwise hard to spot
How AI can help diagnose cancers that are otherwise hard to spot
Feb 28, 2024
“Dream team” science helps move Ontario ahead of the curve on hard-to-treat cancers
“Dream team” science helps move Ontario ahead of the curve on hard-to-treat cancers
Feb 27, 2024
Using AI to connect cancer patients with cutting-edge clinical trials
Using AI to connect cancer patients with cutting-edge clinical trials
Feb 27, 2024
New PFAC Chair takes lead of growing, evolving community of OICR patient partners
New PFAC Chair takes lead of growing, evolving community of OICR patient partners
Feb 16, 2024
Ask a cancer researcher: How can Ontarians get tested for hereditary cancers?
Ask a cancer researcher: How can Ontarians get tested for hereditary cancers?
Jan 30, 2024
AI helps find new leads for brain cancer drug discovery
AI helps find new leads for brain cancer drug discovery
Jan 29, 2024
Ask a cancer researcher: What are ‘imaging probes’ and how can they help diagnose prostate cancer?
Ask a cancer researcher: What are ‘imaging probes’ and how can they help diagnose prostate cancer?
Jan 25, 2024
Working with racialized communities to improve access to genetic testing
Working with racialized communities to improve access to genetic testing
Jan 09, 2024
Newest OICR Investigator seeks to develop precision treatments for young people with high risk leukemia
Newest OICR Investigator seeks to develop precision treatments for young people with high risk leukemia
Jan 02, 2024
Healthy diet linked to reduced risk of colon cancers in men
Healthy diet linked to reduced risk of colon cancers in men
Dec 19, 2023
New tech could modernize recovery from gynecological cancers
New tech could modernize recovery from gynecological cancers
Dec 13, 2023
Ask a Cancer Researcher: How can we address bias in cancer research?
Ask a Cancer Researcher: How can we address bias in cancer research?
Dec 06, 2023
Three research and healthcare leaders join OICR’s Board
Three research and healthcare leaders join OICR’s Board
Nov 29, 2023
Do anxiety and depression affect our risk of cancer?
Do anxiety and depression affect our risk of cancer?
Nov 23, 2023
National conference helps OICR PhD students shape their research and their futures 
National conference helps OICR PhD students shape their research and their futures 
Nov 16, 2023
Research suggests expansion of Ontario breast cancer screening program will save lives
Research suggests expansion of Ontario breast cancer screening program will save lives
Nov 03, 2023
Study shows that smoking ‘stops’ cancer-fighting proteins, causing cancer and making it harder to treat
Study shows that smoking ‘stops’ cancer-fighting proteins, causing cancer and making it harder to treat
Oct 27, 2023
First-ever national library of genomic data will help personalize cancer treatment in Canada and around the world
First-ever national library of genomic data will help personalize cancer treatment in Canada and around the world
Oct 24, 2023
Landmark study uses OICR Genomics test to find early signs of cancer in blood
Landmark study uses OICR Genomics test to find early signs of cancer in blood
Oct 24, 2023
Blood test detects tumours early in families with cancer
Blood test detects tumours early in families with cancer
Oct 17, 2023
Building a bridge between data and discovery
Building a bridge between data and discovery
Oct 03, 2023
What happens when I donate my tissue for research?
What happens when I donate my tissue for research?
Sep 27, 2023
Wave of medical imaging innovation hits shores of Lake Superior
Wave of medical imaging innovation hits shores of Lake Superior
Sep 19, 2023
Ask a Cancer Researcher: How does blood change as we age?
Ask a Cancer Researcher: How does blood change as we age?
Sep 14, 2023
New OICR investigator combines physics, chemistry, and artificial intelligence to improve tissue imaging
New OICR investigator combines physics, chemistry, and artificial intelligence to improve tissue imaging
Aug 31, 2023
New member of executive team will strengthen OICR’s commitment to patients, equity and impact
New member of executive team will strengthen OICR’s commitment to patients, equity and impact
Aug 29, 2023
The Next Generation: Jingping Qiao
The Next Generation: Jingping Qiao
Aug 29, 2023
Ask a Cancer Researcher: How can we predict if breast cancer will come back?
Ask a Cancer Researcher: How can we predict if breast cancer will come back?
Aug 16, 2023
New network to give improved options to Ontarians with hereditary cancers
New network to give improved options to Ontarians with hereditary cancers
Aug 16, 2023
Student researcher collaborating with Indigenous community to improve cancer screening
Student researcher collaborating with Indigenous community to improve cancer screening
Aug 15, 2023
CanPath partnership sheds light on COVID-19 immunity across Canada
CanPath partnership sheds light on COVID-19 immunity across Canada
Aug 11, 2023
The secret to stopping deadly cancer recurrences may be in your blood
The secret to stopping deadly cancer recurrences may be in your blood
Jul 27, 2023
The Next Generation: Tom Ouellette
The Next Generation: Tom Ouellette
Jul 25, 2023
OICR introduces groundbreaking test proven to find traces of cancer in blood
OICR introduces groundbreaking test proven to find traces of cancer in blood
Jul 19, 2023
Ask a Cancer Researcher: What happens to samples donated to tumour banks?
Ask a Cancer Researcher: What happens to samples donated to tumour banks?
Jul 17, 2023
The ‘incredible’ way the HPV virus causes cancer and what that means for treating it
The ‘incredible’ way the HPV virus causes cancer and what that means for treating it
Jul 12, 2023
Paying it forward with a patient perspective
Paying it forward with a patient perspective
Jul 07, 2023
Fecal transplants bolster melanoma treatment in unique clinical trial
Fecal transplants bolster melanoma treatment in unique clinical trial
Jun 29, 2023
New framework aims to drive innovation by making health data management ‘FAIR’
New framework aims to drive innovation by making health data management ‘FAIR’
Jun 28, 2023
The Next Generation: Aisha Naamani
The Next Generation: Aisha Naamani
Jun 26, 2023
Why some patients with a rare but deadly leukemia fare much better than others
Why some patients with a rare but deadly leukemia fare much better than others
Jun 21, 2023
Ask a Cancer Researcher: What is immunotherapy?
Ask a Cancer Researcher: What is immunotherapy?
Jun 20, 2023
New funding partnership with U of T Data Sciences Institute aims to drive new breakthroughs
New funding partnership with U of T Data Sciences Institute aims to drive new breakthroughs
Jun 14, 2023
Cancer researchers focused on bringing new discoveries to patients get two-year funding awards
Cancer researchers focused on bringing new discoveries to patients get two-year funding awards
Jun 07, 2023
Patient partner driven to make cancer care more inclusive
Patient partner driven to make cancer care more inclusive
Jun 07, 2023
How Falcons’ Fortunes winner plans to stop colorectal cancer from coming back
How Falcons’ Fortunes winner plans to stop colorectal cancer from coming back
May 17, 2023
The Next Generation: Alister D’Costa
The Next Generation: Alister D’Costa
May 11, 2023
Ask a Cancer Researcher: What happens after a new discovery?
Ask a Cancer Researcher: What happens after a new discovery?
May 09, 2023
CanPath transforming data access to unlock its full potential to improve health
CanPath transforming data access to unlock its full potential to improve health
May 09, 2023
Precision magnetics could be game-changer for therapy-resistant brain cancers
Precision magnetics could be game-changer for therapy-resistant brain cancers
May 04, 2023
Investment in Ontario drug discovery research will help develop new cancer medicines for patients
Investment in Ontario drug discovery research will help develop new cancer medicines for patients
Apr 26, 2023
Ask a Cancer Researcher: Why do we sequence tumour DNA?
Ask a Cancer Researcher: Why do we sequence tumour DNA?
Apr 24, 2023
The Next Generation: Xindi Zhang
The Next Generation: Xindi Zhang
Apr 17, 2023
Join the OICR Board
Join the OICR Board
Apr 05, 2023
OICR-led teams receive historic multimillion dollar funding to tackle hard-to-treat cancers
OICR-led teams receive historic multimillion dollar funding to tackle hard-to-treat cancers
Apr 04, 2023
New Associate Director says Ontario Tumour Bank can be ‘bridge’ to future cancer innovations
New Associate Director says Ontario Tumour Bank can be ‘bridge’ to future cancer innovations
Apr 04, 2023
Third major accreditation to help OICR Genomics power next generation of precision medicine
Third major accreditation to help OICR Genomics power next generation of precision medicine
Apr 03, 2023
‘Upswing’ in patient partnership presents opportunities for impact, says new PFAC chair
‘Upswing’ in patient partnership presents opportunities for impact, says new PFAC chair
Mar 14, 2023
The Next Generation: Hector Gonzalez Alvarez
The Next Generation: Hector Gonzalez Alvarez
Mar 08, 2023
International Women's Day: How can we build momentum for women in STEM?
International Women's Day: How can we build momentum for women in STEM?
Feb 10, 2023
The Next Generation: Kimberly Skead
The Next Generation: Kimberly Skead
Feb 02, 2023
OICR researchers join Lancet commission to tackle inequities in precision cancer care
OICR researchers join Lancet commission to tackle inequities in precision cancer care
Jan 31, 2023
How research is helping “close the care gap” in cancer
How research is helping “close the care gap” in cancer
Jan 18, 2023
Pioneer in primary care oncology named to Order of Canada
Pioneer in primary care oncology named to Order of Canada
Jan 17, 2023
The Next Generation: Andy Zeng
The Next Generation: Andy Zeng
Jan 12, 2023
Low-cost molecular test targets more efficient brain cancer diagnosis
Low-cost molecular test targets more efficient brain cancer diagnosis
Jan 12, 2023
Drug Discovery scientist wants to speed up development of new cancer therapeutics
Drug Discovery scientist wants to speed up development of new cancer therapeutics
Dec 15, 2022
The Next Generation: Ido Nofech-Mozes
The Next Generation: Ido Nofech-Mozes
Dec 15, 2022
OICR-led data resource deemed ‘critical’ to global biomedical research
OICR-led data resource deemed ‘critical’ to global biomedical research
Dec 15, 2022
New directors of OICR Diagnostic Development program set sights on bringing discoveries to the clinic
New directors of OICR Diagnostic Development program set sights on bringing discoveries to the clinic
Dec 14, 2022
Can tumours shrink with a placebo alone?
Can tumours shrink with a placebo alone?
Dec 08, 2022
Zooming in on mouse brain development reveals origins of human glial cancers
Zooming in on mouse brain development reveals origins of human glial cancers
Dec 06, 2022
<strong>‘Seemingly inconsequential’ inherited DNA mutation triggers sixfold increase in brain tumour risk</strong>
‘Seemingly inconsequential’ inherited DNA mutation triggers sixfold increase in brain tumour risk
Nov 30, 2022
<strong>Cancer research community loses a pillar of patient partnership in Jill Hamer-Wilson</strong>
Cancer research community loses a pillar of patient partnership in Jill Hamer-Wilson
Nov 24, 2022
Navigating hope: Helping cancer patients find and enrol in clinical trials
Navigating hope: Helping cancer patients find and enrol in clinical trials
Nov 23, 2022
The Next Generation: Nick Cheng is looking for early signs of cancer
The Next Generation: Nick Cheng is looking for early signs of cancer
Nov 22, 2022
Breaking through the blood-tumour barrier to better treat brain cancer
Breaking through the blood-tumour barrier to better treat brain cancer
Nov 17, 2022
<strong>How patients can improve the way new cancer therapies are assessed</strong>
How patients can improve the way new cancer therapies are assessed
Nov 15, 2022
Three OICR scientists make ‘highly cited researchers’ list
Three OICR scientists make ‘highly cited researchers’ list
Nov 01, 2022
OICR welcomes four new Board members
OICR welcomes four new Board members
Oct 26, 2022
The Next Generation: Michelle Harwood, OICR-based PhD candidate, studying what genetic variance means for aging and disease
The Next Generation: Michelle Harwood, OICR-based PhD candidate, studying what genetic variance means for aging and disease
Oct 26, 2022
AI-generated software spots skin cancer with accuracy and efficiency
AI-generated software spots skin cancer with accuracy and efficiency
Oct 18, 2022
Promising virtual platform connects primary care providers with geneticists
Promising virtual platform connects primary care providers with geneticists
Oct 05, 2022
Patient perspectives fuelling translational OICR studies
Patient perspectives fuelling translational OICR studies
Sep 27, 2022
The Next Generation: Mahmoud Noureldin
The Next Generation: Mahmoud Noureldin
Sep 15, 2022
OICR Impact Report
OICR Impact Report
Sep 14, 2022
<strong>New CPDC spinout company aims to become global leader in developing and distributing radiopharmaceuticals</strong>
New CPDC spinout company aims to become global leader in developing and distributing radiopharmaceuticals
Aug 29, 2022
Previously overlooked proteins are a potential source for a new class of cancer killing drugs
Previously overlooked proteins are a potential source for a new class of cancer killing drugs
Aug 24, 2022
Prostate cancer trial aims to deliver shorter, more effective radiotherapy thanks to advanced imaging
Prostate cancer trial aims to deliver shorter, more effective radiotherapy thanks to advanced imaging
Aug 15, 2022
Trusting the gut in cancer research: Q&A with Dr. Saman Maleki
Trusting the gut in cancer research: Q&A with Dr. Saman Maleki
Aug 11, 2022
Funding from Ontario Institute for Cancer Research to help move research from experiment to impact
Funding from Ontario Institute for Cancer Research to help move research from experiment to impact
Aug 08, 2022
FACIT pitch competition empowers Ontario’s oncology entrepreneurs
FACIT pitch competition empowers Ontario’s oncology entrepreneurs
Aug 02, 2022
Making liver cancer ablations more accurate with 3D ultrasound guidance
Making liver cancer ablations more accurate with 3D ultrasound guidance
Jul 20, 2022
How natural selection influences gene expression and can protect us from disease
How natural selection influences gene expression and can protect us from disease
Jul 11, 2022
Genome sequencing delivers real-time results for hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer
Genome sequencing delivers real-time results for hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer
Jul 05, 2022
New precision diagnostics predict risk and response to breast cancer therapies
New precision diagnostics predict risk and response to breast cancer therapies
Jun 24, 2022
Leveraging Big Data to drive cancer innovations
Leveraging Big Data to drive cancer innovations
Jun 16, 2022
Join the OICR Board
Join the OICR Board
Jun 16, 2022
OICR announces funding for three new window-of-opportunity clinical trials
OICR announces funding for three new window-of-opportunity clinical trials
Jun 01, 2022
New ICGC DACO website offers improved access to cancer data
New ICGC DACO website offers improved access to cancer data
May 18, 2022
OICR launches new Patient Partnership Plan
OICR launches new Patient Partnership Plan
May 11, 2022
Innovative MRI shines new light on cancer
Innovative MRI shines new light on cancer
May 10, 2022
New research asks if clinical trials are losing sight of what matters most to cancer patients
New research asks if clinical trials are losing sight of what matters most to cancer patients
May 02, 2022
Building evidence for the landmark U.S. ban on menthol cigarettes
Building evidence for the landmark U.S. ban on menthol cigarettes
Apr 28, 2022
Predicting cancer evolution with deep learning algorithms
Predicting cancer evolution with deep learning algorithms
Apr 28, 2022
Two OICR innovations bolstered by investments from FACIT
Two OICR innovations bolstered by investments from FACIT
Apr 25, 2022
Adding another dimension to breast cancer screening
Adding another dimension to breast cancer screening
Apr 20, 2022
Up-and-coming research trainees receive OICR Rising Stars awards
Up-and-coming research trainees receive OICR Rising Stars awards
Apr 13, 2022
Award-winning co-op student makes her mark on pancreatic cancer research
Award-winning co-op student makes her mark on pancreatic cancer research
Apr 07, 2022
OICR Genomics earns internationally recognized accreditation
OICR Genomics earns internationally recognized accreditation
Apr 06, 2022
New Chair of patient advisory council taking OICR patient partnership into next phase
New Chair of patient advisory council taking OICR patient partnership into next phase
Mar 30, 2022
Mammography innovator changing how we see cancer
Mammography innovator changing how we see cancer
Mar 07, 2022
New gene signature test predicts risk of acute myeloid leukemia relapse
New gene signature test predicts risk of acute myeloid leukemia relapse
Mar 04, 2022
Made-in-Canada CAR-T cells save lives in promising clinical trial
Made-in-Canada CAR-T cells save lives in promising clinical trial
Feb 24, 2022
Cancer researcher leads push to elevate Black scientists
Cancer researcher leads push to elevate Black scientists
Feb 10, 2022
FACIT award winners to give surgeons 10-second solution to identify cancer
FACIT award winners to give surgeons 10-second solution to identify cancer
Feb 08, 2022
Data from 10,000 Ontario Health Study participants studied for vaccine effectiveness
Data from 10,000 Ontario Health Study participants studied for vaccine effectiveness
Jan 24, 2022
Radiation or surgery: finding the best treatment for oropharyngeal cancer
Radiation or surgery: finding the best treatment for oropharyngeal cancer
Jan 14, 2022
Ontario’s support for research will change lives across the province
Ontario’s support for research will change lives across the province
Jan 05, 2022
Proactive outreach program helps chemotherapy patients manage side effects
Proactive outreach program helps chemotherapy patients manage side effects
Jan 04, 2022
Dr. Geoffrey Fong appointed Officer of the Order of Canada
Dr. Geoffrey Fong appointed Officer of the Order of Canada
Dec 15, 2021
Mapping the Canadian clinical trials landscape in precision oncology to identify trial opportunities for patients, clinicians and researchers
Mapping the Canadian clinical trials landscape in precision oncology to identify trial opportunities for patients, clinicians and researchers
Dec 02, 2021
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research announces funding for sixteen studies that support early detection of cancer, the development of new diagnostics to guide therapy and improved treatment options for patients
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research announces funding for sixteen studies that support early detection of cancer, the development of new diagnostics to guide therapy and improved treatment options for patients
Dec 01, 2021
New funding from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research supports projects developing methods for cancer detection and tools to facilitate better treatment decisions for high-risk cancer patients
New funding from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research supports projects developing methods for cancer detection and tools to facilitate better treatment decisions for high-risk cancer patients
Nov 23, 2021
International Cancer Genome Consortium empowers cancer researchers everywhere with new cloud computing platform
International Cancer Genome Consortium empowers cancer researchers everywhere with new cloud computing platform
Nov 18, 2021
Susan Fitzpatrick named Chair of OICR’s Board of Directors
Susan Fitzpatrick named Chair of OICR’s Board of Directors
Nov 17, 2021
Changes to executive team will make OICR stronger and more responsive to the needs of the Ontario cancer research community
Changes to executive team will make OICR stronger and more responsive to the needs of the Ontario cancer research community
Nov 15, 2021
New prognostic biomarkers and cancer-driving genes found in the dark matter of the cancer genome
New prognostic biomarkers and cancer-driving genes found in the dark matter of the cancer genome
Oct 08, 2021
Study puts spotlight on FDA’s accelerated approval of cancer drugs
Study puts spotlight on FDA’s accelerated approval of cancer drugs
Oct 04, 2021
New AI tool enables analysis of millions of cells within minutes
New AI tool enables analysis of millions of cells within minutes
Sep 26, 2021
We’re pleased to announce the next JLABS seminar will be held on November 17
We’re pleased to announce the next JLABS seminar will be held on November 17
Sep 07, 2021
Clinical trial breaks new ground on using immunotherapy for more cancer types
Clinical trial breaks new ground on using immunotherapy for more cancer types
Aug 17, 2021
Researchers uncover evolutionary forces at play in the aging of the blood system and identify people at increased risk of blood cancer
Researchers uncover evolutionary forces at play in the aging of the blood system and identify people at increased risk of blood cancer
Aug 13, 2021
Largest study of its kind informs treatment of breast cancer in men
Largest study of its kind informs treatment of breast cancer in men
Jul 13, 2021
Microscopes and molecules: New OICR Investigator Dr. Rola Saleeb brings integrated approach to cancer pathology
Microscopes and molecules: New OICR Investigator Dr. Rola Saleeb brings integrated approach to cancer pathology
Jul 06, 2021
Learning how to fly blind
Learning how to fly blind
Jun 11, 2021
Unravelling the secrets of the non-coding cancer genome
Unravelling the secrets of the non-coding cancer genome