Viral therapy

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Patients and clinical trial experts key to upcoming made-in-Canada CAR-T clinical trial
March 1, 2019 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa are known around the world for their expertise in designing and leading clinical trials, and they're now applying this knowledge to create a made-in-Canada approach for CAR-T cell cl
Researchers uncover possible new mechanism to enhance cancer-killing viruses
July 11, 2018 - Cancer-killing (oncolytic) viruses have shown promise in the lab and the clinic, but they don’t always work. New research led by Dr. Carolina Ilkow could help change this. While normal cells often lose their first line of antiviral defenses when they
Could viruses take cancer immunotherapy to the next level? Study shows viruses and checkpoint inhibitors work together to cure resistant breast cancer in mice
January 3, 2018 - Immunotherapy, which helps the body’s immune system attack cancer, has revolutionized treatment for cancers such as melanoma and leukemia. However, many other kinds of cancer remain resistant. A new study led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Atkins, Harold
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Stiff person syndrome Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Regenerative medicine, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Auer, Rebecca
MD, MSc, FRCSC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Translational research, Viral therapy
Bell, John
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Basic research, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy
Diallo, Jean-Simon
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infectious disease Basic research, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research, Viral therapy
Ilkow, Carolina
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer Basic research, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Kekre, Natasha
BSc, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer Epidemiology, Immunotherapy, Stem cells, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Nessim, Carolyn
MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Gastric cancer, Gastrointestinal disease, Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST), Soft tissue sarcoma, Skin cancer Biomarkers, Clinical trials, Gene expression, Immunotherapy, Surgery, Translational research, Viral therapy, Clinical research, Immunotherapy
Parks, Robin
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Common cold, Muscular dystrophy Gene therapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Ramsay, Timothy
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anxiety, Ataxia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colorectal cancer, Concussion, Cystic fibrosis, Dementia, Depression, Dystonia, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Influenza, Kidney disease, Lung cancer, Macular degeneration, Men's health, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Obesity, Ovarian cancer, Parkinson's, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Spinal cord injury Behaviour, Biomaterials, Biostatistics, Cell therapy, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Prevention, Psychology, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Risk assessment, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Ungerechts, Guy
MD, PhD
Affiliate Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy
Vanderhyden, Barbara
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infertility, Ovarian cancer, Women's health Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Disease models, Drug development, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genomics, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research, Viral therapy
Wang, Jiahu
PhD
Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Cell therapy, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy
Wang, Jiahu
PhD
Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Cell therapy, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy