Sharing the Beauty of Breast Cancer Survivors
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by neilw
8M ago
We are looking for individuals of all ages in the Greater Toronto Area to help us create beautiful images (and a video!) for an upcoming project. We are looking to share the beauty of survival. When women go through a horrific journey, ‘beauty’ isn’t the word that comes to mind. There are significant impacts physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Believe it or not, those feelings can dissipate over time. If you are at the point in your journey, where you feel beautiful again, we want to shine a bright light on you. Be an inspiration to the next woman who is diagnosed with br ..read more
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Meet the Researcher: Shanshan (Jenny) Zhong
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by neilw
8M ago
Please tell us a little bit about yourself (i.e. name, current degree program/department, supervisor/lab, previous education/experience etc.). My name is Shanshan (Jenny) Zhong, and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biochemistry at Western University, working under the supervision of Dr. Shawn Li. I completed my Master’s degree in Microbiology at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. I’m hoping that my current studies will help improve breast cancer treatment in the future. Why is the TBCRU Studentship Award important to you, and how does it advance your research?  The ..read more
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Meet the Researcher: Dr. Vasudeva Bhat
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by bcsc_admin
1y ago
Breast Cancer Society of Canada Written Blog Post Questionnaire 2022: Dr. Vasudeva Bhat 1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself (i.e. name, current degree program/department, supervisor/lab, previous education/experience etc.). My name is Dr. Vasudeva (Vasu) Bhat, and I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology at Western University. I am co-supervised by Dr. Alison Allan and Dr. David Palma. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. 2. Why is the TBCRU Studentship Award important to you, and how does it advance your research? This a ..read more
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Introducing the 2021/2022 Breast Cancer Research Trainee Scholarships
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by Virginia Hutton
1y ago
BCSC is delighted to announce the new breast cancer research scholarships/fellowships at Western University for 2021-22. As part of our commitment to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit at the London Health Sciences Centre Canada, we are proud to support the next generation of researchers. Below is a message from Alison Allan, Director of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit. Congratulations to New Breast Cancer Research Scholarship/Fellowship Awardees in London I am delighted to announce 9 new graduate stu ..read more
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Vasudeva Bhat is developing a blood test to help prevent metastases
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by Virginia Hutton
1y ago
Welcome back to the TBCRU. Can you remind our readers who you are and tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Dr. Vasudeva (Vasu) Bhat, and I am a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Western University. I am co-supervised by Dr. Alison Allan and Dr. David Palma. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. As a senior researcher, why is the TBCRU Studentship Award important to you and how does it allow you to advance your research? This award is very important to me as a trainee and I am both honoured and grateful to receive this awa ..read more
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New Breast Cancer Research Funding Announcement
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by Virginia Hutton
1y ago
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada, (BCSC) is proud to announce our funding of a critical new research project, in collaboration with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, (OICR). Breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide amongst women. In Canada, the lifetime risk is 1 in 8 women, and breast cancer accounts for 29% of all new cancer diagnoses in women. More critically, breast cancer still accounts for 1 in 6 deaths in women from cancer and the majority of deaths occur in women with hormone receptor positive disease. At diagnosis, 84% of breast cancer patients ha ..read more
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Veronica Dubois is developing CAR-T cell therapies to target breast cancer tumours
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by Virginia Hutton
1y ago
1. Welcome back to the TBCRU. Can you remind our readers who you are and tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Veronica Dubois. I am a third-year Ph.D. graduate student working under the supervision of Dr. John Ronald and Dr. Paula Foster at the Robarts Research Institute and Western University. 2. As a senior researcher, why is the TBCRU Studentship Award important to you? How does it allow you to advance your research? This award is so important to me because it supports my research and my goal to improve treatments for breast cancer. It also allows me to meet and collaborate with ..read more
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Shanshan Zhong is developing therapies which use the patients’ immune cells to stop the growth of breast tumours.
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by Virginia Hutton
1y ago
1. Welcome back to the TBCRU! Remind our readers who you are and tell us a little about yourself. My name is Shanshan (Jenny) Zhong, and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biochemistry at Western University, working under the supervision of Dr. Shawn Li. I completed my Master’s degree in Microbiology at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. I’m hoping that my current studies will help improve breast cancer treatment in the future. 2. As a senior researcher, why is the TBCRU Studentship Award important to you? How does it allow you to advance your research? The TBCRU students ..read more
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Natasha Knier’s research investigates why breast cancer recurs
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by Virginia Hutton
2y ago
1. Welcome back to the TBCRU. Please remind our readers who you are and share something about yourself? My name is Natasha Knier. I am a third-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Medical Biophysics at Western University, supervised by Dr. Paula Foster. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. 2. As a senior researcher, why is the TBCRU Studentship Award important to you? How does it allow you to advance your research?  I am very thankful for the continuous support of the TBCRU and Breast Cancer Society of Canada. This studentship award all ..read more
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Braeden Medeiros is developing a blood test to assess the risk of lung metastasis in breast cancer patients
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada
by Virginia Hutton
2y ago
1. Welcome back to the TBCRU. Can you remind our readers who you are and share something about yourself? My name is Braeden Medeiros, and I am a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology at Western University. I am working in the lab of Dr. Alison Allan at London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP). Before pursuing my graduate work, I completed a Bachelor of Science at Western with an honours specialization in Genetics. Outside the lab, I am currently a reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces, working as a Medical Intelligence Analyst. 2. As a senior researcher, why ..read more
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