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Blood cancer

The Ottawa Hospital is conducting cutting-edge research to improve our understanding of blood cancer and develop better treatments. This page includes selected news stories about our blood cancer research, links to researchers working in this area and related resources. Learn more below.

Research News


How well do COVID-19 vaccines work in people with blood cancer?
July 15, 2021 - Blood cancer, and the treatments used to fight it, can weaken the immune system and make patients more susceptible to viruses like COVID-19. A weak immune system can also mean a weaker response to vaccines, but very little research has been done on C
New Scientist profile: Dr. Miriam Kimpton aims to prevent blood clots in patients with rare blood cancer
April 30, 2021 - Dr. Miriam Kimpton’s research centers on myeloproliferative neoplasms, a rare form of chronic blood cancer
Experts on call: Stem cells, gene therapy and biotherapeutics
April 22, 2021 - Could biotherapeutics be the key to the next wave of medical breakthroughs? Join this lively discussion to learn how researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are using biological materials like cells, genes and viruses to heal the body and fight disease.
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Allan, David
MD FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Cell therapy, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation
Ardolino, Michele
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, Brain cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Head and neck cancer, Liver cancer, Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer, Soft tissue sarcoma Basic research, Cancer immunotherapy, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Atkins, Harold
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Stiff person syndrome Basic research, Cancer biotherapeutics, Cancer immunotherapy, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Oncolytic viruses, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Berardi, Philip
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, Cancer Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Cell therapy, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Immunotherapy, Stem cells, Translational research
Brand, Marjorie
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Blood cancer, Sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Bioinformatics, Disease models, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genomics, Imaging, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Stem cells, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models
Bredeson, Christopher
MD MSc FRCPC
Senior Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer Clinical research, Stem cells, Transplantation
Coutu, Daniel
PhD
Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Arthritis, Autoimmune disease, Bleeding disorders, Blood cancer, Bone and joint degeneration, Bone and joint injuries, Chronic disease, Musculoskeletal conditions, Osteoporosis 3D printing, Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomaterials, Cell therapy, Gene expression, Gene therapy, Genetics, Genomics, Imaging, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Surgery, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Ito, Caryn
PhD
Senior Investigator
(Regenerative Medicine)
Blood cancer, Cancer Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Drug development, Epigenetics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology, Translational research
Kekre, Natasha
BSc, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer, Cancer Cancer biotherapeutics, Cancer immunotherapy, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Immunotherapy, Patient engagement, Stem cells, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Lalu, Manoj
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer, COVID-19, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Anesthesiology, Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Health research methods, Model organisms, Patient engagement, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Nair, Vimoj
MBBS MD FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer, Brain cancer, Colorectal cancer, Gastric cancer, Liver cancer, Pancreatic cancer Cancer biotherapeutics, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Health technology, Imaging, Pragmatic trials, Quality Improvement, Translational research
Sabloff, Mitchell
MSc, MDCM, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Translational research
Santos, Marlise
MD (FRCPC), MSc, MPH
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Ataxia, Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Chronic disease, Concussion, Dementia, Depression, Global health, Head and neck cancer, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Population health, Sickle cell anemia, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Behaviour, Biostatistics, Cancer biotherapeutics, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Stanford, William
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Blood cancer, Cancer, COVID-19, Lung cancer, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology