Oncology
Western elite named among Royal Society Fellows

Western elite named among Royal Society Fellows

Two Western scholars and one professor emerita – Joy MacDermid of Physical Therapy, Ravi Menon of Medical Biophysics, and Ann Chambers of Oncology, Medical Biophysics and Pathology – have been named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers

Protein exploration earns Vanguard Award

Protein exploration earns Vanguard Award

Since graduate school, Eva Turley has been interested in how and why cells move in our bodies. This curiosity led to her discovering, characterizing and cloning RHAMM, a protein that regulates cell movement and stem cell differentiation, during the early 1980s. Fast...

Fellowship fuels researcher’s new way

Fellowship fuels researcher’s new way

A racquetball. A condom. A plastic cup. To Dr. Nicholas Power, these random objects may help urostomy patients find a better quality of life. And now, thanks to a new Western innovation fellowship program, his idea may soon be reality.

PhD candidate gets the jump on lung research

PhD candidate gets the jump on lung research

From 30 metres to 21 kilometres. From 90 seconds to more than two hours. These numbers are currently top-of-mind for Khadija Sheikh, a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry PhD candidate. A former varsity track and field athlete at the University of Windsor, she...

Research looks to deny cancer fertile ground in lungs

Research looks to deny cancer fertile ground in lungs

Alison Allan encounters the reality of her work every day she enters the London Regional Cancer Centre. “I might see a woman here, same age as me, with a young child, just like me,” said the Anatomy & Cell Biology and Oncology professor at the Schulich School of...

Province awards researchers $8.8 million

Laparoscopic surgery is not a game to Dr. Christopher Schlachta, but he is using gaming technology, such as virtual reality, to teach future surgeons how to refine their skills and reduce medical error in the operating room.

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.

Hellmuth award lectures Friday

Hellmuth award lectures Friday

Lauded for their outstanding contributions to English literature and cancer research, Michael Groden and Ann Chambers will be honored this Friday (May 20) with the Hellmuth Prize, The University of Western Ontario’s highest distinction for sustained excellence in research.

Celebrating a lifetime of their research

The Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research spotlights faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research.