Cancer Therapeutics Program


Catching cancer at its sneakiest moment
November 9, 2023 - Dr. Rebecca Auer is receiving the Chrétien Researcher of the Year Award from The Ottawa Hospital for her research on cancer surgery and immunotherapies
Capturing immunotherapy response in a blood drop
October 26, 2023 - A clinical trial published in Nature Medicine suggests that using a “liquid biopsy” to measure tiny bits of tumour DNA in blood could determine if immunotherapy drugs are working in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Clinical trial drug could boost cancer-fighting viruses
October 13, 2023 - New research led by Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo’s group shows that a compound called pevonedistat, which is currently showing promise in cancer clinical trials, could boost the activity of cancer-fighting viruses.
Meet Dr. Natasha Kekre, The Ottawa Hospital’s new Research Chair in Advanced Stem Cell Therapy
September 18, 2023 - The best part of Dr. Natasha Kekre’s workday is when she is able to offer hope to her patients through clinical trials. As The Ottawa Hospital’s new Research Chair in Advanced Stem Cell Therapy, Dr. Kekre is looking forward to many more hopeful ...
Ottawa scientist spearheads groundbreaking cancer treatments
August 18, 2023 - If you’re in the field of oncology, you’ve likely heard of Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo, an internationally recognized scientist with expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer therapeutics and viral immunology.
Breast cancer screening before age 50 linked with better survival
August 4, 2023 - Canadian provinces and territories that allowed women 40-49 to self-refer for organized breast cancer screening programs with annual mammograms had better survival and lower breast cancer mortality rates compared with those that did not, ...
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 13 CIHR grants worth more than $7 million
July 21, 2023 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are playing a lead role in 13 new projects awarded more than $7 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Examining CAR-T therapy, person by person
June 5, 2023 - Who responds better to CAR-T therapy? Men or women? What dose of the therapy works best?
Next-generation cancer-fighting viruses could be fine-tuned with a pill
June 2, 2023 - Cancer-fighting (oncolytic) viruses can infect and kill cancer cells without harming normal tissues, while also delivering therapeutic / toxic genes to tumours and stimulating an anti-cancer immune response.
2,000 Ottawa participants recruited to breast cancer screening study
May 26, 2023 - The Ottawa site of the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) recently reached its enrollment goal of 2,000 participants. Led by Dr. Jean Seely, the Ottawa site first opened in 2017.


May 5, 2023 -  Dr. Piriya Yoganathan named one of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40
April 18, 2023 -  Greener lab research: our cancer researchers are leading the way
April 13, 2023 -  Bringing cellular immunotherapy to solid tumours: made-in-Canada approach to be pioneered in biliary tract cancers thanks to $7.4M grant
April 5, 2023 -  From a project to a platform: A new and less expensive way to deliver immunotherapy
March 16, 2023 -  Meet Dr. Manoj Lalu, the clinician-scientist bringing lab discoveries to patients every day
March 15, 2023 -  Dr. Natasha Kekre wins national recognition for early career success
March 1, 2023 -  ‘Cord blood cells are priceless for us’
February 16, 2023 -  Potential colorectal cancer treatment combines immunotherapy and viral therapy in a powerful new way
February 3, 2023 -  Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 15 CIHR grants worth more than $8.4 million
February 1, 2023 -  ELEVATE seed grants to help researchers at The Ottawa Hospital develop better treatments and improve patient care
January 27, 2023 -  How patients can improve the way new cancer therapies are assessed
January 26, 2023 -  Meet Dr. Natasha Kekre
January 19, 2023 -  Made-in-Canada approach enhancing access to groundbreaking CAR-T cancer therapy
January 11, 2023 -  Outside-the-box thinking saves young man with colorectal cancer
January 11, 2023 -  People with lived experience of cancer are bringing crucial insights to studies
January 11, 2023 -  CAR-T clinical trial provides ‘one last shot’ for leukemia patient


December 8, 2022 -  Canadian-Led Immunotherapies in Cancer (CLIC) program inspires innovative CAR-T trial in Denmark
November 2, 2022 -  Fireflies help researcher shine a light on COVID-19
November 2, 2022 -  Neurologist blazes new trails in stroke research
October 20, 2022 -  Bench to bedside: the quest to prevent cancer from coming back after surgery
October 13, 2022 -  Novel DNA-targeting drug shows activity in patients with breast, ovarian cancer
October 5, 2022 -  Tweaking the ovary’s immune system may help prevent ovarian cancer
October 5, 2022 -  New scientist profile: Dr. Nicola Schieda aims to improve imaging diagnosis of prostate, kidney cancers
September 1, 2022 -  Arginine supplement prevents cancer spread after surgery in mice, but more research in humans is required
August 18, 2022 -  Anti-fungal drug shows promise against COVID-19 in lab studies
August 10, 2022 -  Study shows annual screening before age 50 leads to lower proportions of advanced breast cancer
July 21, 2022 -  Lab-grown “mini-kidneys” unlock secrets of a rare disease
July 20, 2022 -  Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 19 CIHR grants worth more than $12 million
June 17, 2022 -  First made-in-Canada CAR-T cell therapy for cancer shows promise in clinical trial
May 18, 2022 -  Meet the award-winning team behind our cancer clinical trials
May 4, 2022 -  Drilling down to improve CAR T therapy
April 29, 2022 -  Ottawa researchers recognized with international awards for reproductive biology and health
April 29, 2022 -  Meet cancer researcher and science outreach volunteer Zaid Taha
April 28, 2022 -  Cancer cells break their own DNA to buy time to repair radiation damage
April 25, 2022 -  Meet cancer researcher Dr. Taylor Jamieson-Datzkiw
April 22, 2022 -  Meet cancer researcher Dr. Meshach Asare-Werehene
April 13, 2022 -  Kiss of sleep: how blood cancer cells put the immune system’s Natural Killer cells to sleep
April 7, 2022 -  Cancer-fighting viruses soften up their victims before attacking
April 4, 2022 -  Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded five grants for high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research
March 18, 2022 -  A “smorgasbord” of cancer research, treatment, and life philosophy
March 16, 2022 -  Advancing personalized medicine for breast cancer
February 5, 2022 -  Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 CIHR grants worth more than $11 million
February 2, 2022 -  Bioluminescent bacteria enable translational research on hip implant infections
January 28, 2022 -  Personalized anti-cancer vaccine shows promise in mice
January 27, 2022 -  Harnessing tumour diversity could improve cancer treatment
January 10, 2022 -  First made-in-Canada CAR-T therapy gives lymphoma patient a third chance
January 6, 2022 -  Helping patients and saving money: Drug that prevents blood clots in cancer patients is cost-effective


December 13, 2021 -  Made-in-Ottawa vaccine could help in global fight against COVID-19, including new variants
December 9, 2021 -  A patient’s dying wish to move medical science forward
December 6, 2021 -  Cannabis for cancer-related symptoms: actively recruiting patients for clinical trial
November 23, 2021 -  New commentary finds flaws in study that shaped current breast cancer screening guidelines
November 19, 2021 -  Medicine’s future: living drugs
November 15, 2021 -  How a simple question as a child in Ghana led to award-winning discoveries in ovarian cancer
November 12, 2021 -  Researcher blazes a trail in ovarian cancer
October 4, 2021 -  Startup company Virica Biotech aims to enhance production of viral medicines
August 18, 2021 -  A glimpse inside the mind of neurosurgery expert, Dr. Fahad Alkherayf
August 17, 2021 -  50 ways to repair an ovary? Study suggests multiple pathways can create stem-like ovarian cells
August 13, 2021 -  Nothing about me, without me: Engaging patients in clinical trials
August 10, 2021 -  Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded eight grants worth $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
August 9, 2021 -  Researchers work towards the development of targeted therapies for ovarian cancer
July 20, 2021 -  Canadian study finds fewer breast cancers diagnosed between screens when women with dense breasts are offered more frequent mammograms
July 15, 2021 -  How well do COVID-19 vaccines work in people with blood cancer?
July 15, 2021 -  How well do COVID-19 vaccines work in people with cancer?
June 23, 2021 -  Treatment while waiting for surgery for breast cancer - can it improve surgical outcomes?
June 4, 2021 -  Researchers honoured for outstanding work in anesthesiology, blood disease and cancer
June 1, 2021 -  BRCA mutated pancreatic cancer: A change is coming
May 19, 2021 -  Hold the ice: study shows no benefit during kidney cancer surgery
May 12, 2021 -  Harnessing artificial intelligence and nanophotonics to fight ovarian cancer
April 30, 2021 -  New Scientist profile: Dr. Miriam Kimpton aims to prevent blood clots in patients with rare blood cancer
April 29, 2021 -  Cancer clinical trial team and investigator receive major national honours
April 22, 2021 -  Experts on call: Stem cells, gene therapy and biotherapeutics
April 15, 2021 -  Personalized approach reduces nausea in breast cancer patients
April 5, 2021 -  Translational research grant could help to develop new immunotherapies for leukemia
March 3, 2021 -  Cancer team awarded $5M for cell-based immunotherapy research
February 25, 2021 -  One small step for blood cancer patients, one giant step for Canadian cancer patients of all stripes
February 17, 2021 -  New scientist profile: Dr. Tzu-Fei Wang aims to guide blood clot care for cancer patients


December 9, 2020 -  World-first clinical trial aims to protect cancer patients from COVID-19
December 3, 2020 -  Breast cancer patients benefit from Ottawa-based study
November 28, 2020 -  Bone-modulating drugs can be given less often during cancer treatment, reducing side-effects and saving time and money
November 21, 2020 -  Vaccines and viral immunotherapies: unique Canadian program provides training to manufacture biotherapeutics
October 21, 2020 -  New scientist profile: Dr. Lisa Caulley aims to find the best care for ear, nose and throat disorders
October 15, 2020 -  Fewer hospital visits, safer care, less cost: study changing breast cancer treatment around the world
October 9, 2020 -  From “what if” to “what is”
October 1, 2020 -  Unexpected breast cancer diagnosis leads patient down an uncertain path
September 23, 2020 -  Research reveals potential approach to make ovarian tumours ‘hot’
September 23, 2020 -  Hold the blood: world-first clinical trial could cut transfusions nearly in half for blood cancer patients
September 22, 2020 -  The Ottawa Hospital and uOttawa launch new cancer immunotherapy research projects with funding from BioCanRx
September 18, 2020 -  Rock star researcher uses big data to answer big questions
September 7, 2020 -  The Ottawa Hospital awarded six CIHR grants worth $2.6 million
August 26, 2020 -  Virus and targeted drug synergize to fight cancer in mice
July 8, 2020 -  Protecting cancer patients from COVID-19
June 25, 2020 -  Harnessing cancer-fighting viruses to develop a COVID-19 vaccine
June 25, 2020 -  The Ottawa Hospital awarded $4.7 million for COVID-19 research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
May 21, 2020 -  COVID-19 research on cell therapy, drug screening and marginalized populations funded through Ontario’s Rapid Research Fund
April 29, 2020 -  Researchers and research staff honoured for outstanding work in cancer clinical trials, emergency medicine, cell sorting and tissue collection
April 28, 2020 -  Cancer-killing viruses provide inspiration for COVID-19 vaccine
March 4, 2020 -  Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden wins uOttawa Award for Excellence in Research
February 20, 2020 -  Could biotherapeutics be the next revolution in cancer treatment?
February 20, 2020 -  Margaret's Gift
February 7, 2020 -  How a lung cancer survivor advocate is helping advance research that will lead to early detection
February 3, 2020 -  The Ottawa Hospital awarded nine grants worth $5.6 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
January 31, 2020 -  Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed? Research study available to Ottawa patients.
January 23, 2020 -  Prostate cancer study means more flexible treatment options for patients


December 3, 2019 -  How often should an incurable cancer be scanned? New evidence-based method shows the way
November 27, 2019 -  Researchers find potential biomarker to detect ovarian cancer earlier
November 27, 2019 -  Ottawa hosts hugely successful Canadian Cancer Research Conference
October 19, 2019 -  Curious about cancer, research and clinical trials? Join us on November 2, 2019 for "Cancer: Piecing the Puzzle Together"
October 9, 2019 -  “Wild idea” opens possible new frontier for preventing ovarian cancer
October 1, 2019 -  Viral therapy for cancer: Frequently asked questions from patients and families
September 27, 2019 -  Ottawa a “hotbed of patient partnerships in research”
September 26, 2019 -  From surgery to discovery: innovative tissue collection process to fuel breakthroughs
September 10, 2019 -  New research chair to lead cutting-edge work in liver and pancreatic cancer
August 14, 2019 -  Dr. Dawn Stacey co-hosts International Shared Decision Making Conference
August 14, 2019 -  The promise of CAR-T therapy for cancer: meta-analysis shows the big picture
July 26, 2019 -  The Ottawa Hospital awarded 13 grants worth $11.2 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
July 8, 2019 -  Researchers discover new kind of brain tumour
June 26, 2019 -  New scientist profile: Dr. Fahad AlKherayf aims to improve minimally invasive brain surgery
May 29, 2019 -  Researchers get $745,000 boost from NSERC
May 16, 2019 -  Clinical trials offer strong foundation for better patient care
May 15, 2019 -  Start discussions on end-of-life care earlier, study suggests
May 1, 2019 -  Precision medicine approach for leukemia awarded $1.5M
April 15, 2019 -  Dr. John Bell wins public and patient engagement award
April 12, 2019 -  Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden receives international award for mentoring the scientists of tomorrow
March 29, 2019 -  Breakthrough reveals how a stem cell decides between two fates
March 22, 2019 -  Clinicians at The Ottawa Hospital launch 14 innovative projects to improve health-care delivery, thanks to funding from TOHAMO and The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute
March 15, 2019 -  3D gel helps researchers find potential drugs for lung cancer, other diseases
March 1, 2019 -  Patients and clinical trial experts key to upcoming made-in-Canada CAR-T clinical trial
February 14, 2019 -  Researchers to advance science and improve health with new CIHR funding
February 4, 2019 -  Every day was a gift for Jillian O’Connor
January 17, 2019 -  TMIST - MAC.22
January 16, 2019 -  Advances in radiation therapy improve treatment for early-stage prostate cancer
January 11, 2019 -  Award-winning immunology research shows how cancer surgery paralyzes part of the immune system


December 4, 2018 -  Drug dramatically reduces risk of dangerous blood clots in cancer patients
November 21, 2018 -  Researchers get $788,000 boost from NSERC
October 23, 2018 -  Dr. William Stanford has been named The Ottawa Hospital’s Chrétien Researcher of the Year for his work on blood cancer and other diseases
October 22, 2018 -  New drug combination destroys chemo-resistant blood cancer
September 10, 2018 -  Often-overlooked Natural Killer cells may be key to cancer immunotherapy
August 30, 2018 -  Radioactive seeds for breast cancer surgery: better for patients and the health-care system
August 16, 2018 -  Targeting cancer stem cells improves survival in certain kinds of colorectal cancer
August 16, 2018 -  The cancer’s gone but the fear remains: psychology researchers tackle fear of cancer recurrence
August 16, 2018 -  Using stem cells to treat brain cancer: pilot study highlights potential new approach
August 1, 2018 -  People with rare blood cancer live longer, healthier lives with new targeted treatment regimen
July 20, 2018 -  $1.7 million to advance research on colon cancer, brain development, kidney disease and severe fluid loss
July 11, 2018 -  Estrogen and ovarian cancer: study provides first molecular link
July 11, 2018 -  Researchers uncover possible new mechanism to enhance cancer-killing viruses
July 5, 2018 -  Urologists reduce unnecessary prostate cancer surgery in Eastern Ontario
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
May 3, 2018 -  Economics professor cancer-free after immunotherapy trial for skin cancer
April 19, 2018 -  Patients a “source of strength” for The Ottawa Hospital’s new head of cancer research
April 18, 2018 -  Unique research database to improve care for thoracic surgery patients
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 21, 2017 -  Does this liver surgery patient need a blood transfusion? New tool can help doctors decide
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 -  Big data breakthrough: award-winning research helps scientists understand cancer gene expression
June 14, 2017 -  Trial opens door for new kind of drug for advanced breast cancer
June 14, 2017 -  Dr. Michael McBurney recognized for leadership in cancer research
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 -  Awards honour those who make cancer clinical trials a reality
May 11, 2017 -  Study opens the door for targeted therapies for rare women’s cancer
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 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 23, 2017 -  New approach to clinical trials could revolutionize cancer care
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 21, 2016 -  Prostate cancer research gets $200,000 boost from TELUS Ride For Dad
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 -  To treat, or not to treat? How one man decided to keep his prostate cancer
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 -  Dangerous infections slashed in cancer patients after implementation of electronic prescribing tool
April 13, 2016 -  Unexpected results lead to new breast cancer research direction
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 -  Could a vaccine prevent cancer from spreading after surgery?
September 16, 2015 -  Clinical trial improved quality of life for cancer patient
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 -  Research reveals how cancer-fighting viruses infect tumour blood vessels
August 19, 2015 -  Tender Loving Research drives passion for personalized medicine
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 could reduce unnecessary cancer screening
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 -  Viruses and drugs combine to form potent anti-cancer therapy
April 22, 2015 -  Ottawa Cardiac Oncology Program highlighted in the Report Card on Cancer in Canada
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
April 2, 2014 -  $1.2M to advance the treatment of pancreatic cancer
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