Facit Falcons | OICR Events
Concept: Falcons' Fortunes (based on the popular TV series Dragons' Den) invites Ontario-based entrepreneurs working in the oncology space to pitch innovative research ideas to a panel of friendly investors. Hosted by the FACIT Falcons (i.e. the FACIT team), this annual event will see entrepreneurial researchers vie for the $50,000 Ernsting Entrepreneurship Award to invest in the most promising oncology research idea 1.
Researchers disprove link between vasectomies and prostate cancer using Ontario health data
Are vasectomies safe? Some recent studies have found a link between vasectomies and the development of prostate cancer later in life. But new research using Ontario health data has challenged these studies and shown conclusively that there is no link, giving new peace of mind to those men who have u...
Beyond the crime scene: You don’t have to be dead to need a pathologist
Join the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research for a special International Pathology Day edition of Café Scientifique with the Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network. Dr. John Bartlett, from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and Dr. Michelle Downes, from Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, will take you into a world of pathology beyond crime scene investigation and into puzzles more complex than an escape room. They will talk about the future of pathology and how this is changing the face of medicine and why a pathologist is considered ‘the doctor’s doctor’. Café Scientifiques are informal discussions (not lectures!) about scientific subjects. Cafés provide insight into health-related issues of popular interest to the general public, and in turn provoke questions and provide answers. Cafés are where you can have a drink and interact with experts in a given field at a café, a pub or a restaurant. Seating is limited. Register today! Experts: Dr. John Bartlett, Director, Transformative Pathology ...
New partnership brings Toronto researchers together to better understand the molecular origins of breast cancer
Researchers from the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital have enlisted the help of OICR’s Transformative Pathology Program in their ongoing research to identify common biomarkers for breast cancer – and ultimately to better diagnose and target treatment for patients.
Elevating Ontario's Innovation Ecosystem - Biotechnology Focus
Strengthening the province’s capacity to commercialize oncology breakthroughs Ontario excels when it comes to the concentration and capabilities of cancer researchers developing novel therapies, diagnostic tools and other technologies. To have an impact on the lives of cancer patients, research needs to be translated out of the lab and into the market. The strength of [&hellip