LHSC: London Regional Cancer Program

Research Assistant - London Regional Cancer Program

The recruit will develop cancer imaging research databases supporting the development of artificial intelligence tools and clinical trials in oncology. The position will entail: Reading and interpreting patient charts, radiology reports, and pathology reports Retrieval of imaging and radiation...

New study will assess fecal transplants in treatment of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease that affects up to six-thousand Canadians a year and is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. In a new study a multidisciplinary team of scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute are examining the microbiome in the gut, as a possible gateway to...

Study may help explain why breast cancer often spreads to the lungs

A team from Lawson Health Research Institute has shown that triple-negative breast cancer cells can facilitate changes to the lung that both attract cancerous cells and allow them to grow, leading to lung metastasis. Metastasis is the spread of cancer cells from a primary tumour to different organs...

Influenza vaccine effective for patients with cancer

A recent study used data compiled by ICES between 2010 and 2016 from across Ontario to evaluate seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness among patients diagnosed with cancer. Overall, the study found vaccine effectiveness to be 21 per cent against laboratory-confirmed influenza across all cancer...

Breaking down hunger

Obesity continues to increase in our population, impacting patients and the health care system. One solution for weight control is an invasive surgery to make the stomach smaller, known as bariatric surgery, which can have serious complications. But what if there was another option? Ghrelin is known...