Jan Richardson, Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, Gordon Russell, and Peter Rozeluk

From left: Jan Richardson, manager, Homelessness Prevention, City of London; Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, assistant scientific director at Lawson, and professor of Nursing at Western University; Gordon Russell, director of shelters at Mission Services of London; and Peter Rozeluk, executive director at Mission Services of London gather to share the results of the Prevention of Homelessness Among Families (PHAF) project

Prevention of Homelessness Among Families (PHAF) project assesses the effectiveness of a shelter diversion pilot-program at Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter (Mission Services)

St. Joseph’s: Parkwood Institute - 

Lawson Health Research Institute, Western UniversityCity of London, and Mission Services of London, Ontario, partnered on the Prevention of Homelessness Among Families (PHAF) project to assess the effectiveness of a shelter diversion pilot-program at Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter (Mission Services).

Drs. David Palma and Alexander Louie

Drs. David Palma (left) and Alexander Louie (right), scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute and radiation oncologists at the London Regional Cancer Program at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).

Study aims to reduce the effects of radiation on esophagus and swallowing

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While palliative radiation therapy is used to ease pain in patients with advanced lung cancer, it often has adverse effects on the esophagus which leads to symptoms like heartburn and difficulty swallowing. Through the PROACTIVE clinical trial, Lawson Health Research Institute scientist Dr. Alexander Louie is testing new palliative radiation techniques to spare these effects on the esophagus and improve quality of life for lung cancer patients.

Research lab

Funded research projects range from the role of dynamic DNA methylation in gene regulation and cancer, to the surveillance of HIV outbreaks, and a randomized controlled trial for the Hockey Fans in Training Program.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced more than $8.6 million in research funding through their project grants program for 13 projects across Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson).

Funded research projects range from the role of dynamic DNA methylation in gene regulation and cancer, to the surveillance of HIV outbreaks, and a randomized controlled trial for the Hockey Fans in Training Program.

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