Photo of an older man sitting on a bench, looking out at nature

With funding from Movember Canada, Dr. Heisel and his colleagues are facilitating community-based men’s groups for those concerned about the transition into retirement.

London Health Sciences Centre - 

The average Canadian works 35 to 40 hours per week. Work can have a major impact on a person’s identity as it provides a sense of routine, social interaction and meaningful activity.

This can make retirement a daunting experience. While retirement can be challenging for both sexes, men tend to have greater difficulty in forming relationships and interests outside of the workplace. Overwhelmed by free time, some feel disconnected, putting them at risk for depression.

Dr. Allan and Jenna Kitz in Dr. Allan's research lab space

Dr. Alison Allan (left) and her student, Jenna Kitz (right), will study circulating tumour cells (CTCs) to improve a clinical blood test used to identify the spread of prostate cancer. 

A new study at Lawson Health Research Institute aims to better understand and identify the spread of prostate cancer.

LHSC: Victoria Hospital - 

A new study at Lawson Health Research Institute aims to better understand and identify the spread of prostate cancer.

In 2015, an estimated 4,100 Canadian men died from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer deaths are caused primarily by metastasis, which is the spread of cancer from the prostate to other organs. One way to assess whether a patient’s cancer has spread is through a clinical blood test.

Photo of Dr. Power and his team with the Ernsting Entrepreneurship Award

(from left to right) Dr. John Matheson, Medical Innovation Fellow, Western University; Dr. Mohammad Ali Tavallaei, Medical Innovation Fellow, Western University; Jeff Courtney, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), FACIT; Dr. Nicholas Power, Lawson researcher; and Dr. Asha Parekh, Medical Innovation Fellow, Western University.


Dr. Power and his team were awarded the Ernsting Entrepreneurship Award for the ‘MY-osto-ME’ project which aims to to improve the quality of life for patients who have undergone surgical treatment that requires the use of a stoma.

Off­site - 

Do you have what it takes to pitch an invention or idea on a show like Dragons’ Den? Dr. Nicholas Power, a researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute and urologic oncologist at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), recently put his skills to the test by competing and succeeding in a similar pitch competition called the FACIT Falcons’ Fortunes event.