Cancer Therapeutics Program


May 17, 2018- Sex, viruses and cancer: Erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine may work together to help immune system fight cancer after surgery
May 16, 2018- Colonoscopies save lives, but study finds room for improvement
April 19, 2018- Patients a “source of strength” for The Ottawa Hospital’s new head of cancer research
April 11, 2018- Exosomes open up exciting new avenue of leukemia research
March 29, 2018- Dr. Glen Goss recognized for lifetime achievement in lung cancer
March 19, 2018- Exploiting the Achilles’ heel of a severe form of childhood leukemia
February 7, 2018- MS drug makes cancer-fighting viruses more effective in lab models
January 30, 2018- The Ottawa Hospital awarded $12.7M for research, double the national CIHR success rate
January 19, 2018- Electromagnetic field therapy improves survival in brain cancer patients
January 3, 2018- Could viruses take cancer immunotherapy to the next level? Study shows viruses and checkpoint inhibitors work together to cure resistant breast cancer in mice
December 20, 2017- “Bait and switch” approach stimulates immune attack on cancer
November 6, 2017- Bolstering fat cells offers new hope for treating blood cancer
October 30, 2017- Dr. John Bell receives top award from Canadian Cancer Research Alliance
October 12, 2017- CFI provides $18-million boost to research on neuromuscular diseases, cancer-fighting viruses, the power of light and radioactive atoms
October 11, 2017- Ontario start-up makes major deal to develop cancer-fighting viruses
September 27, 2017- Cancer-fighting viruses: Canadian team to accelerate research with $7.4 million from Terry Fox Research Institute
September 6, 2017- Ottawa scientist wins Canada's top stem cell prize for multiple sclerosis trial
September 5, 2017- Innovative study brings next-generation genomic sequencing to more Ontario cancer patients
August 21, 2017- New Imaging Test Could Detect Heart Damage in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
July 18, 2017- Viral therapy effective against rare bone and muscle cancers in lab models
June 14, 2017- Dr. Michael McBurney recognized for leadership in cancer research
June 14, 2017- Trial opens door for new kind of drug for advanced breast cancer
June 14, 2017- Big data breakthrough: award-winning research helps scientists understand cancer gene expression
May 25, 2017- Ottawa cancer researchers to play lead role in new immunotherapy initiative, worth $4 million
May 19, 2017- The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $10.7 million
May 18, 2017- Research on viral therapy for cancer research gets $6.5M boost
May 11, 2017- Study opens the door for targeted therapies for rare women’s cancer
May 11, 2017- Awards honour those who make cancer clinical trials a reality
May 4, 2017- Researcher’s activity gives teens new insights into cancer research
April 26, 2017- First cancer patient treated with a new experimental viral immunotherapy combination in a clinical trial
April 26, 2017- Viral therapy for cancer: Frequently asked questions from patients and families
April 21, 2017- New calculator could reduce nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatment
March 24, 2017- Cobra venom helps hybrid virus evade immune response and repeatedly attack tumours
March 2, 2017- Triple-threat viral vaccine cures abdominal cancer in animal models
March 1, 2017- Spit test helps diagnose some tongue and tonsil cancers
February 23, 2017- Could old drugs target lung cancer in a new way?
February 15, 2017- Ottawa researchers to play lead role in new cancer immunotherapy studies
February 8, 2017- Is 3D Mammography more effective in detecting breast cancer?
January 4, 2017- Information for patients: Chemo and blood stem cell transplantation for rare autoimmune diseases
December 14, 2016- Dr. David Stewart honoured for pioneering personalized medicine for cancer
November 2, 2016- Ontario start-up company secures US$41.4 million to advance cancer immunotherapy
November 2, 2016- Lung cancer breakthrough: 70% of patients with specific mutation respond to new therapy
November 2, 2016- Researchers find possible new molecular target for lung cancer treatment
October 11, 2016- $2-million project aims to bring personalized medicine to lung cancer care
September 7, 2016- Immediate hormone therapy for prostate cancer is better than delayed: study
August 24, 2016- Virus-chemo combination therapy shows promise in breast cancer models
July 6, 2016- Decision aid helps people with rectal cancer make tough choices
June 29, 2016- Surgery can prevent the immune system from attacking cancers
June 22, 2016- Trial compares targeted lung cancer treatments head-to-head
June 15, 2016- Experimental treatment gave new life to P.E.I. mother
June 14, 2016- Researchers find a way to supercharge cancer-fighting viruses
June 9, 2016- MS breakthrough: Replacing diseased immune system halts progression and allows repair
June 1, 2016- Lizzie’s lungs: New mother with lung cancer spreads hopeful story
May 18, 2016- Immunotherapy harnesses our own immune system to fight cancer
May 18, 2016- Can a drug help prevent blood loss during bladder cancer surgery?
April 26, 2016- Bench to bedside and back: basic and clinical scientists team up on potential cancer treatment
April 25, 2016- Researchers find potential new treatment target for deadly brain cancer
April 19, 2016- Unnecessary imaging for early stage breast cancer costs Ontario at least $4.4M over five years
April 13, 2016- Unexpected results lead to new breast cancer research direction
April 13, 2016- Dangerous infections slashed in cancer patients after implementation of electronic prescribing tool
March 30, 2016- When cancer comes back: Drug for mantle-cell lymphoma gives patients more time
March 2, 2016- Ottawa researchers find Achilles’ heel of a severe form of childhood leukemia
February 4, 2016- Terry Fox award helps Ottawa researcher develop next-generation cancer immunovirotherapy
February 3, 2016- Ottawa researcher lands spot in Canadian Cancer Society’s Top 10 Research Impact Stories of 2015
January 6, 2016- Electromagnetic field therapy improve survival in brain cancer patients
December 10, 2015- Controversial prostate cancer screening can be improved by repeating abnormal tests
December 8, 2015- Taking the Trojan horse to the next level: using fruit fly cells to deliver viral therapies for cancer
November 21, 2015- Applauding our Leading Researchers and Their Accomplishments at The Ottawa Hospital Gala
November 12, 2015- Personalized anti-nausea therapy better for cancer patients, Ottawa researchers
October 27, 2015- Countering the "Angelina effect": New study aims to understand and reduce fear of cancer recurrence
September 30, 2015- Virus vs. Prostate Cancer: Canadian Researchers Pioneer Next-generation Therapy -- Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation partner to make innovative work possible
September 16, 2015- Clinical trial improved quality of life for cancer patient
September 16, 2015- Could a vaccine prevent cancer from spreading after surgery?
September 2, 2015- Targeted therapy improves survival in lung cancer patients
September 2, 2015- Tender Loving Research working to cure ovarian cancer
August 26, 2015- Tender Loving Research improves heart health for cancer survivors
August 19, 2015- Tender Loving Research drives passion for personalized medicine
August 19, 2015- Research reveals how cancer-fighting viruses infect tumour blood vessels
July 31, 2015- Former nurse receives experimental viral therapy for cancer at The Ottawa Hospital
July 28, 2015- The Ottawa Hospital awarded $28M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 22 research projects
July 22, 2015- Jean Maroun Scholarship recognizes resident’s research to help manage chemotherapy side effects
July 15, 2015- Ovarian cancer researcher recognized for excellence in education
July 10, 2015- Cancer patients treated in world-first clinical trial of Canadian viral therapy
July 8, 2015- Media advisory--Cancer patients treated in world-first clinical trial of Canadian viral therapy
June 22, 2015- Study reveals widespread over-imaging in early stage breast cancer patients in Ontario
June 17, 2015- Government of Ontario provides $10M boost for regenerative and biological therapeutics research in Ottawa
June 3, 2015- Breast cancer study among “Top 50 Most-Cited”
June 2, 2015- Local teacher with brain cancer beats the odds thanks to ‘bionic man’ therapy
May 20, 2015- Survey of health care providers and patients highlights need for standardization of use of the Breast Cancer drug, docetaxel.
May 13, 2015- Cancer clinical trial team receives prestigious award for the 2nd year in a row
May 4, 2015- Partners herald new cancer immunotherapy company
April 22, 2015- Ottawa Cardiac Oncology Program highlighted in the Report Card on Cancer in Canada
April 22, 2015- Viruses and drugs combine to form potent anti-cancer therapy
April 20, 2015- Pancreatic cancer loses viral defences when talking with supporting cells
April 15, 2015- Dr. Rebecca Auer awarded $450,000 to develop novel immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer
April 1, 2015- 7 scientists at The Ottawa Hospital awarded uOttawa Faculty of Medicine Clinical Research Chairs
March 25, 2015- What controls the master controller of muscle development?
March 11, 2015- Could an oncolytic virus “melt” tumours?
March 11, 2015- Cancer-killing viruses featured by VICE on HBO, an international documentary show
December 15, 2014- The Ottawa Hospital to host $60M national research network for innovative cancer treatments
October 8, 2014- Using 3D imagery to improve breast cancer surgery
September 10, 2014- Is more exercise better for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy?
April 15, 2014- Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden honoured by Governor General for volunteerism
March 26, 2014- Clinical trial shows benefit of new approach for metastatic breast cancer
January 23, 2014- Blasting blood clots to sic our natural killers on cancer
January 15, 2014- Genetic test could help tailor colorectal cancer therapy
December 18, 2013- Special recognition for research on viral and immune-based therapies for cancer
December 4, 2013- Experimental lung cancer drug shows promise
December 4, 2013- Regular exercise helps with side effects of chemotherapy
November 28, 2013- Ottawa researchers to play major role in $8.7M research project aimed at curing HIV
November 20, 2013- Research could solve prostate cancer controversy
November 20, 2013- Prestigious U.S. grant to advance viral therapy for brain cancer
November 9, 2013- The Ottawa Hospital fêtes three star researchers at annual Gala
September 4, 2013- Ottawa researchers contribute to Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI)-led study that will improve lung cancer diagnosis
August 30, 2013- Dr. Ian Lorimer investigates approaches for converting brain cancer stem cells into a more treatable form
August 13, 2013- Virus-derived particles target blood cancer
August 8, 2013- New research led by Dr. Rebecca Auer suggests flu vaccine could help prevent the spread of cancer after surgery
June 14, 2013- Using math to kill cancer cells
March 19, 2013- Solving the mystery of how childhood brain cancer starts
October 11, 2012- The Terry Fox Foundation provides $13.4 million for world-class, novel research into fighting cancer with viruses and finding ways to treat acute leukemias
May 9, 2012- Dr. John Bell honoured for outstanding achievements with top Canadian Cancer Society research award
February 29, 2012- Major grant from Canadian Cancer Society supports Ottawa research on cancer surgery
January 24, 2012- Ottawa researchers discover new cancer-fighting virus
November 28, 2011- New research shows that second biopsy should be considered for some breast cancer patients
November 28, 2011- Study reveals novel approach to stop cancer cells from dividing
November 23, 2011- New research sheds light on molecular pathways involved in resistance to chemotherapy in ovarian cancer cells
November 5, 2011- The Ottawa Hospital Gala recognizes superstar researchers
October 26, 2011- New research sheds light on possible anti-cancer activity of FAK inhibitors
October 12, 2011- Early phase clinical trials shows promising results in advanced lung cancer
August 31, 2011- Results of world-first viral therapy trial in Ottawa cancer patients published in Nature
August 19, 2011- New research advances the development of personalized therapies for ovarian and breast cancer
June 29, 2011- The Ottawa Hospital’s new Centre for Innovative Cancer Research to reduce time between discovery and patient impact
May 26, 2011- The University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital to use promising “blue light” in major clinical cancer study
November 15, 2010- New lead in the search for biomarkers for lung cancer treatment
September 15, 2010- The Ottawa Hospital Explores High-Tech Treatment for Pancreatic Tumours
May 28, 2010- Ontario invests $6.5M in regenerative medicine and cancer research in Ottawa
May 20, 2010- Viral therapy shows promise in ground-breaking clinical trial at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
June 24, 2009- OHRI cancer researcher Dr. John Bell profiled in The Ottawa Hospital's Annual Report
June 11, 2009- Ontario invests $18.5M in cancer and stem cell research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa
June 2, 2009- OHRI / uOttawa scientist recognized with Y Women of Distinction Award
May 27, 2009- OHRI / uOttawa researcher recognized with CIHR Synapse Mentorship Award
November 17, 2008- Ontario researchers play key role in identifying new colorectal cancer genes
June 3, 2008- Dr. Doug Gray is investigating how lung cancer develops
May 22, 2008- Promising results with cancer-fighting virus
November 14, 2007- OHRI-led clinical trial demonstrates first evidence that new colorectal cancer drug saves lives
October 25, 2007- Top honours go to cancer and neuroscience researchers at the Ottawa Health Research Institute
October 20, 2007- OHRI researchers profiled in Ottawa Citizen breast cancer feature
May 24, 2007- $6.3M from Terry Fox Foundation to link researchers across Canada developing oncolytic virus therapies for cancer