...Centre for Translational Cancer Research
The Centre for Translational Cancer Research was established in October 2010 to engage and support citywide translational cancer research by linking researchers from multiple disciplines with academic clinicians as an important first step to address the complexity of cancer as a disease. The vision of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) is to develop a leading translational cancer research enterprise, citywide, that will make major positive impacts on the lives of those affected by cancer by addressing “big” cancer questions.
As a result of citywide cancer research strength and researcher links between scientists and clinicians, interdisciplinary teams with a translational focus have developed in the areas of Breast, Head and Neck, Ovarian and Prostate cancer. These pioneering translational cancer research teams provide a platform of proven expertise that will enhance opportunities to establish new research capability aligned with cancer disease sites teams such as Colorectal and Lung. The Centre for Translational Cancer Research will facilitate knowledge transfer between teams to pursue research pertaining to major treatment goals such as early detection, prevention, novel therapies or technology platforms with potential for patient application.
The key priorities of the Centre for Translational Cancer Research are to:
1. Connect researchers to enable high impact translational cancer research teams.
2. Advocate for resources to support citywide translational cancer research.
The Cancer Centre of the Future Symposium (October 7, 2011) allowed cancer researchers to learn about international, national and regional research directions. Speakers included:
Dr. Glenn Bauman: Chair/Chief Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
Mr. Neil Johnson: VP, Cancer Services, London Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Tom Hudson: President and Scientific Director, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Dr. Michael Strong: Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. David Hill: Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, ON
Dr. Anthony Nichols: Head and Neck Surgeon, Clinician /Scientist Translational Head and Neck Cancer Research Group and Dr. Lynne Postovit, Assistant Professor: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Alison Allan: Assistant Professor; Departments of Oncology and Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
A link to the symposium presentations can be found at: "Cancer Centre of the Future" Symposium held on October 7, 2011.
For information about the Centre for Translational Cancer Research please contact:
Dr. Glenn Bauman, Acting Director Sandra Kleinstiver, Research Consultant
519-685-8500 x 53177 519-685-8600 x 53550
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