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Video: “Imaging Tests”

August 23, 2016

July 2016 Awareness Night Imaging Tests Dr. Masoom Haider, MD, FRCPC Senior scientist, Physical Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program Sunnybrook Research Institute Chief, Department of medical imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Professor, Department of medical imaging, University of Toronto Clinician scientist, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research   CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO […]

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‘Homing Beacon Drugs’ to Target Cancer Cells

December 1, 2012

A medical researcher with the University of Alberta and his team just published their findings about their work on developing ‘homing beacon drugs’ that kill only cancer cells, not healthy ones, thanks to nano-technology. Read More.

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Team touts cancer ‘lab on a chip’

October 8, 2009

(M2M comment- Dr. Aaron Wheeler at the Canadian Cancer Society Innovative Research in Cancer Event, Sept. 23, 2009, showed a similar device he is developing to detect Prostate Cancer.) Joseph Hall    HEALTH REPORTER           TORONTO STAR Aaron Wheeler holds a petri dish bearing a lump of breast tissue that resembles, in size and appearance, a piece […]

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Analyzing Cancer Cells to Choose Treatments

September 30, 2009

Microfluidics chips allow scientists to study circulating cancer cells and determine their vulnerabilities. By Emily Singer         from   MIT Technology Review In a new clinical trial for prostate cancer, scientists will capture rare tumor cells circulating in patients’ blood, analyze them using a specialized microchip, and use the results to try […]

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Microchip spots cancer quickly and painlessly

September 28, 2009

by Megan Ogilvie & Joseph Hall The microchip technology, created by a pair of University of Toronto scientists, will be able to determine the severity of the tumours through a simple urine sample and produce quick diagnosis with no need for painful biopsies. Now heading into the engineering stage, a BlackBerry-sized device should be available […]

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