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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
Feb 04, 2021
Clinical trial: Using MRI for prostate cancer diagnosis equals or beats current standard
Clinical trial: Using MRI for prostate cancer diagnosis equals or beats current standard
Jun 25, 2020
CanPath Awarded $2.1 million CIHR Grant for SUPPORT-Canada COVID-19 Initiative
CanPath Awarded $2.1 million CIHR Grant for SUPPORT-Canada COVID-19 Initiative
Jun 24, 2020
Philanthropic donation moves The Alex U. Soyka Pancreatic Cancer Research Project: An International Partnership into Phase II
Philanthropic donation moves The Alex U. Soyka Pancreatic Cancer Research Project: An International Partnership into Phase II
Jun 23, 2020
FACIT backs made-in-Ontario data science and medtech innovations through Prospects Oncology Fund
FACIT backs made-in-Ontario data science and medtech innovations through Prospects Oncology Fund
Jun 09, 2020
FACIT recognized with 2020 Venture Capital Regional Impact Award by the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
FACIT recognized with 2020 Venture Capital Regional Impact Award by the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
Jan 20, 2020
New tumour-driving mutations discovered in the under-explored regions of the cancer genome
New tumour-driving mutations discovered in the under-explored regions of the cancer genome
Jan 13, 2020
Unique Toronto-based clinical trial reveals new subtypes of advanced pancreatic cancer
Unique Toronto-based clinical trial reveals new subtypes of advanced pancreatic cancer
Nov 06, 2019
FACIT launches assessment of venture philanthropy models to scale Canadian commercialization of cancer research
FACIT launches assessment of venture philanthropy models to scale Canadian commercialization of cancer research
Oct 30, 2019
FACIT and University of Toronto launch precision medicine company: Cellular Analytics
FACIT and University of Toronto launch precision medicine company: Cellular Analytics
Oct 09, 2019
Researchers discover a new cancer-driving mutation in the “dark matter” of the cancer genome
Researchers discover a new cancer-driving mutation in the “dark matter” of the cancer genome
Sep 26, 2019
FACIT's Prospects Oncology Fund invests in Ontario-developed medical device and novel therapeutic platform technologies
FACIT's Prospects Oncology Fund invests in Ontario-developed medical device and novel therapeutic platform technologies
Jul 03, 2019
Bridges built between Israel and Canada thanks to philanthropic donation from Joseph and Wolf Lebovic
Bridges built between Israel and Canada thanks to philanthropic donation from Joseph and Wolf Lebovic
Apr 09, 2019
Entrepreneurs from Ontario's Nanology Labs and Xpan Inc. receive FACIT investment for early-stage cancer innovations 
Entrepreneurs from Ontario's Nanology Labs and Xpan Inc. receive FACIT investment for early-stage cancer innovations 
Jan 29, 2019
New potential treatment for leukemia discovered by OICR scientists draws major industry investment
New potential treatment for leukemia discovered by OICR scientists draws major industry investment
Jan 14, 2019
Researchers discover common markers of tumour hypoxia across 19 cancer types
Researchers discover common markers of tumour hypoxia across 19 cancer types
Sep 13, 2018
FACIT invests in three top Ontario entrepreneur-teams from near record pool of applicants
FACIT invests in three top Ontario entrepreneur-teams from near record pool of applicants
Sep 11, 2018
Portal to access world’s largest database of pediatric genomic data goes live
Portal to access world’s largest database of pediatric genomic data goes live
Jul 11, 2018
New funding for the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network will help more cancer patients access clinical trials
New funding for the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network will help more cancer patients access clinical trials
Jun 27, 2018
Healthcare Software Start-Up Ziliomics Financed by FACIT
Healthcare Software Start-Up Ziliomics Financed by FACIT
Jun 13, 2018
FACIT Appoints Biotech Veteran Dr. David O'Neill as President
FACIT Appoints Biotech Veteran Dr. David O'Neill as President
May 01, 2018
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research welcomes new President and Scientific Director, Dr. Laszlo Radvanyi
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research welcomes new President and Scientific Director, Dr. Laszlo Radvanyi
Apr 19, 2018
Landmark study links tumour evolution to prostate cancer severity
Landmark study links tumour evolution to prostate cancer severity
Apr 12, 2018
Restorative Breast Cancer Solution Start-Up Wins the 2018 FACIT Pitch Competition
Restorative Breast Cancer Solution Start-Up Wins the 2018 FACIT Pitch Competition
Mar 29, 2018
Canada’s largest health research platform teams up with University of Toronto to accelerate cancer and chronic disease research
Canada’s largest health research platform teams up with University of Toronto to accelerate cancer and chronic disease research
Mar 06, 2018
Canadian pancreatic cancer research team provides personalized medicine, new hope to patients
Canadian pancreatic cancer research team provides personalized medicine, new hope to patients
Mar 06, 2018
Study shows that environmental exposures such as air pollution are more determinant of respiratory health than inherited genetics
Study shows that environmental exposures such as air pollution are more determinant of respiratory health than inherited genetics
Feb 21, 2018
FACIT invests $450k in promising Ontario breakthrough technologies
FACIT invests $450k in promising Ontario breakthrough technologies
Jan 29, 2018
Breakthrough leads to sequencing of a human genome using a pocket-sized device   
Breakthrough leads to sequencing of a human genome using a pocket-sized device  
Jan 25, 2018
The Canadian Data Integration Centre receives new funding to help cancer researchers translate findings to patients
The Canadian Data Integration Centre receives new funding to help cancer researchers translate findings to patients
Dec 04, 2017
OICR launches groundbreaking Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline to drive cutting-edge therapies to the clinic
OICR launches groundbreaking Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline to drive cutting-edge therapies to the clinic
Nov 22, 2017
FACIT Welcomes Kevin Empey, Cynthia Goh and Shana Kelley to the Board of Trustees
FACIT Welcomes Kevin Empey, Cynthia Goh and Shana Kelley to the Board of Trustees
Oct 18, 2017
GA4GH Strikes Formal Collaborations with 15 International Genomic Data Initiatives
GA4GH Strikes Formal Collaborations with 15 International Genomic Data Initiatives
Oct 17, 2017
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health charts path to the future of genomic data sharing
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health charts path to the future of genomic data sharing
Oct 11, 2017
Ontario start-up makes major deal to develop cancer-fighting viruses
Ontario start-up makes major deal to develop cancer-fighting viruses
Oct 04, 2017
FACIT Portfolio Company Fusion Pharmaceuticals Closes US$46M Oversubscribed Series A
FACIT Portfolio Company Fusion Pharmaceuticals Closes US$46M Oversubscribed Series A
Sep 06, 2017
Innovative study brings next-generation genomic sequencing to more Ontario cancer patients
Innovative study brings next-generation genomic sequencing to more Ontario cancer patients
Aug 15, 2017
New data resource centre will help better understand links between birth defects and childhood cancer
New data resource centre will help better understand links between birth defects and childhood cancer
Jun 28, 2017
Ontario researchers identify rare therapy-resistant stem cells linked to AML patient relapse
Ontario researchers identify rare therapy-resistant stem cells linked to AML patient relapse
Mar 22, 2017
FACIT Launches The Prospects Oncology Fund
FACIT Launches The Prospects Oncology Fund
Mar 22, 2017
FACIT Announces Investment in Propellon Therapeutics
FACIT Announces Investment in Propellon Therapeutics
Mar 09, 2017
Innovative technique greatly increases sensitivity of DNA sequencing
Innovative technique greatly increases sensitivity of DNA sequencing
Feb 23, 2017
New Gene Sequencing Software Could Aid in Early Detection, Treatment of Cancer
New Gene Sequencing Software Could Aid in Early Detection, Treatment of Cancer
Feb 23, 2017
FACIT-Seeded Fusion Pharmaceuticals Closes US$25M Series A  Led by Johnson & Johnson Innovation
FACIT-Seeded Fusion Pharmaceuticals Closes US$25M Series A Led by Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Feb 10, 2017
OICR researchers to be part of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge helping to answer cancer’s biggest questions
OICR researchers to be part of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge helping to answer cancer’s biggest questions
Jan 09, 2017
Scientists identify DNA signature linked to prostate cancer severity
Scientists identify DNA signature linked to prostate cancer severity
Nov 02, 2016
FACIT start-up Turnstone Biologics closes USD $41M financing
FACIT start-up Turnstone Biologics closes USD $41M financing
Oct 12, 2016
New findings challenge current view of how pancreas cancer develops
New findings challenge current view of how pancreas cancer develops
Oct 06, 2016
Reactome announces annotation and release of 10,000th human protein
Reactome announces annotation and release of 10,000th human protein
Aug 17, 2016
New retrospective study aims to identify mutations to better diagnose breast cancer in the future
New retrospective study aims to identify mutations to better diagnose breast cancer in the future
Jul 14, 2016
International team launches community competition to unravel how cancer changes a cell’s RNA
International team launches community competition to unravel how cancer changes a cell’s RNA
Jul 14, 2016
Stem cell scientists discover genetic switch to increase  supply of stem cells from cord blood for future clinical use
Stem cell scientists discover genetic switch to increase supply of stem cells from cord blood for future clinical use
Jul 14, 2016
“Smart” nanoparticle called PEARLS a promising gem to target, treat tumours with greater precision
“Smart” nanoparticle called PEARLS a promising gem to target, treat tumours with greater precision
Jun 28, 2016
Researchers discover protein signatures for accurate non-invasive diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer
Researchers discover protein signatures for accurate non-invasive diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer
Jun 23, 2016
Propellon Therapeutics to Accelerate WDR5 Inhibitor Development for Cancers
Propellon Therapeutics to Accelerate WDR5 Inhibitor Development for Cancers
Jun 09, 2016
GA4GH presents vision, model for genomic and clinical data sharing
GA4GH presents vision, model for genomic and clinical data sharing
Jun 06, 2016
Genomic Data Commons at University of Chicago heralds  new era of data sharing for cancer research
Genomic Data Commons at University of Chicago heralds new era of data sharing for cancer research
Jun 01, 2016
Clinical trial launched to test use of MRI to improve prostate cancer diagnosis and management
Clinical trial launched to test use of MRI to improve prostate cancer diagnosis and management
May 26, 2016
Privacy Analytics Acquired by IMS Health
Privacy Analytics Acquired by IMS Health
May 04, 2016
The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network launches Ask Me Campaign to raise awareness of cancer clinical trials
The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network launches Ask Me Campaign to raise awareness of cancer clinical trials
May 02, 2016
$2 million in new funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research will help Ontario team study metabolic syndromes
$2 million in new funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research will help Ontario team study metabolic syndromes
Apr 17, 2016
International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed) launches today, will link genomics to clinical information and health
International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed) launches today, will link genomics to clinical information and health
Apr 06, 2016
Dr. John Dick elected as 2016 Fellow of the AACR Academy
Dr. John Dick elected as 2016 Fellow of the AACR Academy
Mar 31, 2016
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research join Collaborative Cancer Cloud
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research join Collaborative Cancer Cloud
Mar 01, 2016
International Cancer Genome Consortium reaches milestone of 1,000 authorized users
International Cancer Genome Consortium reaches milestone of 1,000 authorized users
Feb 04, 2016
Stand Up To Cancer Canada Announces New Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team To Attack Brain Cancer in Children and Adults
Stand Up To Cancer Canada Announces New Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team To Attack Brain Cancer in Children and Adults
Feb 03, 2016
Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions
Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions
Jan 07, 2016
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research invests $1.2 million to support oncology drug development in Ontario
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research invests $1.2 million to support oncology drug development in Ontario
Dec 09, 2015
Building the foundations for Cancer Genomic Analysis for Research and Clinical Diagnostics
Building the foundations for Cancer Genomic Analysis for Research and Clinical Diagnostics
Nov 18, 2015
The International Cancer Genome Consortium brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud
The International Cancer Genome Consortium brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud
Nov 18, 2015
The International Cancer Genome Consortium brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud
The International Cancer Genome Consortium brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud
Oct 28, 2015
FACIT Startup Turnstone Biologics Closes $11M Financing, Secures Additional Capital Commitment, and Adds Strong Management
FACIT Startup Turnstone Biologics Closes $11M Financing, Secures Additional Capital Commitment, and Adds Strong Management
Jul 28, 2015
The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) team up to advance cutting-edge new cancer treatments
The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) team up to advance cutting-edge new cancer treatments
Jul 10, 2015
Cancer patients treated in world-first clinical trial of Canadian viral therapy
Cancer patients treated in world-first clinical trial of Canadian viral therapy
Jun 10, 2015
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Marks Two Years of Progress
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Marks Two Years of Progress
May 18, 2015
Research community comes together to provide new “gold standard” for genomic data analysis
Research community comes together to provide new “gold standard” for genomic data analysis
Feb 04, 2015
ICGC launches six new projects from Australia, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore
ICGC launches six new projects from Australia, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore
Jan 13, 2015
Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network receives new funding, launches online service to connect patients to clinical trials
Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network receives new funding, launches online service to connect patients to clinical trials
Jan 07, 2015
Fluorinov Pharma and FACIT Announce Investment in Breakthrough Bromodomain Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancers
Fluorinov Pharma and FACIT Announce Investment in Breakthrough Bromodomain Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancers