Guy Alden walking

For patients living with Parkinson’s disease, it is common to develop significant motor symptoms especially as the disease progresses. Many experience issues with walking, freezing and instability. 

This can cause people to have difficulties walking to the point of needing assistance, including being bound to walkers and wheelchairs or motorized devices, and those who are housebound and even bedridden the majority of the time. For many, they are simply unable to walk steadily without assistance which can greatly impact their everyday life. 

Dr. Anthony Nichols

A recent study has found that patients considered to be heavy smokers who carry a particular genetic mutation, experience significantly greater outcomes when compared to patients carrying the wild-type, or non-mutated gene.

London Health Sciences Centre - 

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the fifth most common cancer worldwide, with approximately 5,000 patients diagnosed annually in Canada. Both disease and treatment can have a profound negative impact on the patient’s quality of life due to disfigurement, difficulty speaking and swallowing.

Lawson Impact Awards

Celebrating the accomplishments of our scientists, staff, trainees and partners

Off­site - 

On April 11, in a full room at the London Convention Centre, almost 350 guests celebrated the sixth annual Lawson Impact Awards. The event honours research that is making a difference both locally and globally, and recognizes the remarkable accomplishments of Lawson scientists, staff, trainees and partners.