Biochemistry

Grant fuels ‘gold-plated’ idea on cancer

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers led by scientists in London and Toronto is developing a simple tool that could one day make it easier to choose the best available cancer treatments for individual patients and improve their chances for survival.

Tracking earlier detection of breast cancer

Tracking earlier detection of breast cancer

Two Western professors’ research into the early detection of breast cancer are part of eight innovative new projects across the country that will share more than $3.2 million in funding from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Western boasts eight Vanier winners

Eight Western students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students.

Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death

Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death

Research led by The University of Western Ontario’s David Litchfield has identified how biochemical pathways can be ‘rewired’ in cancer cells to allow these cells to ignore signals that should normally trigger their death. It’s one way that cancer cells may become resistant to therapy.