OICR Mondays

OICR’s Adaptive Oncology, Therapeutic Innovation, and Clinical Translation research themes have joined forces to launch ‘OICR Mondays’, a new discussion series highlighting research ideas and challenges along the cancer care continuum.

These discussions bring together cancer researchers from across the province to discuss contemporary issues in the field, identify opportunities for collaboration and brainstorm on innovative, cross-disciplinary approaches that will lead to improved outcomes for cancer patients.

Each OICR Mondays discussion is moderated by a key opinion leader and features rapid presentations from guest speakers in each of the research themes. Talks are followed by an open and lively discussion with the audience. Occasionally OICR Mondays will also host shorter seminars, where trainee speakers are invited to present ahead of a guest speaker from the cancer research community. Everyone is welcome to attend.

OICR Mondays are delivered in hybrid format to allow participants from across the province to present and participate. 

Next event: Monday, October 23, 2023

“An open science approach to target DIPG, an incurable pediatric brain cancer”

  • Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Moderator: Dr. Aled Edwards, Professor, Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
  • Current treatment options and clinical trials landscape of DIPG: Dr. Anirban Das, Staff Physician, Neuro-Oncology, SickKids
  • Molecular drivers of DIPG: Evan Lubanszky, Graduate Student (Dr. Cynthia Hawkins, SickKids)
  • Designing brain-penetrant ALK2 inhibitors for DIPG: Hector Gonzalez Alvarez, Graduate Student (Dr. Rima Al-awar, OICR Drug Discovery Program)

Zoom webinar:
Webinar ID: 827 0602 2872
Passcode: 034189

Save the date for OICR Mondays

  • TBC

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Organizing Committee

Michelle Brazas – Adaptive Oncology
Sola Dokun – Clinical Translation
Jai Ramnauth – Therapeutic Innovation

If you would like to become part of the organizing committee, please contact

Past events

OICR Mondays: Spotlight on the significance of male breast cancer | September 18, 2023

OICR Mondays: May 1, 2023 | May 1, 2023 

OICR Mondays: Rethinking prostate cancer surveillance and treatment approaches | March 27, 2023 

OICR Mondays: Pancreatic Cancer Translational Lifecycle: From Bench to Bedside | February 13, 2023

OICR Mondays: Immuno-oncology: Cold to Hot Tumours | January 16, 2023 

OICR Mondays: Nina Adler and Anna Panchenko | November 28 

OICR Mondays: Imaging and machine learning in breast cancer detection and management | November 14

Biomarker assays: From development to clinical adoption

Genomic Interpretation of Variants

Immuno-oncology — moving beyond the asymptote

Imaging’s Role in the Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer