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Marc Carrier, MD, MSc, FRCPC
613-737-8899, ext 73034
mcarrier@toh.ca



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Bench to bedside: the quest to prevent cancer from coming back after surgery
October 20, 2022 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have made another important step forward in their quest to find innovative ways to stop cancer from coming back after surgery. While surgery often provides the best option for removing all or most of a tumour, ...
Dr. Marc Carrier recognized as one of top blood clot researchers in Canada
July 13, 2022 - Dr. Marc Carrier has received a major honour recognizing his outstanding contributions to advancing blood and blood vessel care in both in Canada and around the world.
Ottawa researchers contribute to three important studies shaping COVID-19 care
April 28, 2022 - Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital continue to play a key role in influential COVID-19 research, with three studies recently published in top-tier journals.
Helping patients and saving money: Drug that prevents blood clots in cancer patients is cost-effective
January 6, 2022 - People with cancer are four to seven times more likely to have a blood clot than the general population.
Tiny clots in the lung put patients at risk of future blood clots
December 16, 2021 - A study led by Drs. Grégoire Le Gal and Marc Carrier found that tiny clots in the lungs are not as harmless as previously thought, and in most cases should be treated with blood thinners.
Full-dose blood thinners help moderately ill COVID-19 patients
August 23, 2021 - Two Canadian-led studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that full-dose blood thinners help moderately ill hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but not critically ill patients.
Plasma exchange may help treat rare blood clots related to vaccines
August 6, 2021 - Canadian researchers have published the first study of plasma exchange as a possible treatment for rare blood clots related to certain COVID-19 vaccines.
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 17 CIHR grants worth $7.5 million
March 10, 2021 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are playing a lead role in 17 new projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Preventing dangerous blood clots in COVID-19 patients
June 26, 2020 - Drs. Lana Castellucci, Marc Carrier and colleagues are contributing to an international clinical trial to find out whether a high dose of blood thinner can prevent dangerous blood clots in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
The Ottawa Hospital awarded $4.7 million for COVID-19 research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
June 25, 2020 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded $4.7 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for four research projects that could transform our understanding of COVID-19 and ...
The Ottawa Hospital awarded 13 grants worth $11.2 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
July 26, 2019 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have been awarded 13 grants worth a total of $11.2 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The new projects focus on areas such as cancer immunotherapy, hepatitis C infection, blood ...
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 22, 2019 - The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization (TOHAMO) has awarded $1.169 million in Innovation Grants to 14 teams, with supporting funds provided by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Preventing blood clots from coming back
March 1, 2019 - Dr. Marc Carrier and his colleagues pooled data from more than 22,000 patients around the world to compare the effectiveness of multiple blood thinners to treat venous thromboembolism.
Research could help people with cancer avoid life-threatening blood clots
February 20, 2019 - In September 2018, Harold Black had trouble catching his breath while singing in his church choir. It turned out he had a life-threatening blood clot – a condition that is more common in people with cancer, like Harold. Today, people with cancer ...
Drug dramatically reduces risk of dangerous blood clots in cancer patients
December 4, 2018 - A Canadian clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides the first approach for safely preventing blood clots (or venous thromboembolism) in people with cancer. About half of people newly diagnosed with a solid cancer ...
Top Research Papers from The Ottawa Hospital 2015-2017
June 7, 2018 - Did you know that researchers at The Ottawa Hospital publish an average of four new scientific papers every single day? Our research is advancing science and improving health on a massive scale – both at home and around the world. The list below ...
Aspirin as good as blood thinner for preventing blood clots after hip and knee replacement surgery
April 6, 2018 - Drs. Paul Kim, Wade Gofton, Phil Wells, Marc Rodger, Marc Carrier and Doug Coyle co-authored a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that found aspirin to be just as good as the blood thinner rivaroxaban for preventing blood clots after a ...
Midwife’s question inspires study on best blood clot treatment
July 11, 2017 - Midwife Elizabeth Fraser wanted to know how to reduce her risk of blood clots during pregnancy, and inspired a study that could help others with her rare condition. Elizabeth Fraser jokes that she had one of the world’s most-planned pregnancies.
Top medical journal recognizes practice-changing research at The Ottawa Hospital
January 13, 2016 - The New England Journal of Medicine, widely regarded as the top medical journal in the world, has recognized two research studies from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa on its list of the top 12 studies it published in 2015. One of
Applauding our Leading Researchers and Their Accomplishments at The Ottawa Hospital Gala
November 21, 2015 - Ottawa’s glitterati, including community and businesses leaders, joined local researchers in honouring their peers at The Ottawa Hospital Gala presented by Nordion. In particular, three researchers were feted for their groundbreaking work and innovat
Study could reduce unnecessary cancer screening
June 22, 2015 - Large clinical trial shows CT scanning does not improve cancer detection in people with unexplained blood clots A large clinical trial led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa has found that contrary to ...