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Special recognition for research on viral and immune-based therapies for cancer

December 18, 2013

Research papers led by Drs. John Bell, Jean-Simon Diallo and Rebecca Auer were named on the Canadian Cancer Society’s list of their top 15 funded research projects of 2013. The paper by Dr. Auer’s group, published in Cancer Research, shows that viral therapies can bolster immune cells called Natural Killers to help prevent the spread of cancer after surgery. The paper by Dr. Bell’s group and Dr. Diallo’s group, published in Nature Communications, uses mathematical modeling to design novel viral therapies to attack cancer. See media release, Ottawa Citizen or Ottawa Sun for details.

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