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Breast cancer

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

Research News


Researchers to advance science and improve health with new CIHR funding
February 14, 2019 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, are playing a lead role in nine new projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). These projects will advance science and improve health in areas su
TMIST - MAC.22
January 17, 2019 - If you are a woman aged 45 to 74 who is planning to get a routine screening mammogram then you are eligible for this trial. Please ask your doctor to fax a request to The Ottawa Hospital Breast Imaging Booking office at 613-761-4405, clearly indicat
Radioactive seeds for breast cancer surgery: better for patients and the health-care system
August 30, 2018 - Tiny breast tumours are difficult for surgeons to find and remove during surgery. For years, the only way to do it was to insert a wire (known as a harpoon) into the breast to mark the tumour during pre-surgical imaging. But the wire was uncomfortabl
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Addison, Christina
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Bone and joint degeneration, Cancer, Lung cancer, Lung disease, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer Basic research, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Imaging, Model organisms, Translational research, Molecular and cellular biology
Ardolino, Michele
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, Brain cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Clemons, Mark
MD, FRCP (UK)
Associate Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Cancer Basic research, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Health research methods, Knowledge translation and implementation research
Hutton, Brian
MSc, PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Breast cancer, Depression, Cancer Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Patient safety, Public health, Rapid reviews, Biostatistics, Clinical trials, Systematic reviews
Ilkow, Carolina
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer Basic research, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Morgan, Scott
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Bladder cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Prostate cancer Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Imaging, Systematic reviews
Sabourin, Luc
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Muscular dystrophy, Skin cancer Basic research, Disease models, Drug development, Gene expression, Genetics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models