Richard McClelland received the Staff Award of Excellence at the 2016 Lawson Impact Awards this past spring. Richard is Operations Lead of the Cancer Clinical Research Unit. During his short time in this role, Richard has achieved a number of significant successes, transforming the function and attitude of the unit. Richard is highly respected by all staff and under his leadership, productivity and morale has increased.
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. 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.
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.