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Innovative Technique Greatly Increases Sensitivity of DNA Sequencing

OICR researchers, together with international collaborators, have invented a technique to avoid a major problem with common laboratory techniques and improve the sensitivity of important cancer tests. The findings, published today in the journal...
9-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Findings Published Today in Nature Challenge Current View of How Pancreatic Cancer Develops

Researchers in the multidisciplinary PanCuRx research initiative at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, led by Dr. Faiyaz Notta and Dr. Steven Gallinger, today published...
12-Oct-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reactome Announces Annotation and Release of 10,000th Human Protein


The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the New York University School of Medicine and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today announced a major milestone in the Reactome project: the annotation and release of its 10,000th...
6-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Retrospective Study Aims to Identify Mutations to Better Diagnose Breast Cancer in the Future

Mr. Peter Goodhand, President of The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), today announced a new collaborative research study in partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Queen’s University to help bring more targeted diagnosis and...
17-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

International Team Launches Community Competition to Unravel How Cancer Changes a Cell’s RNA


An open challenge that merges the efforts of the International Cancer Genome Consortium, The Cancer Genome Atlas, and the NCI Cloud Pilots with Sage Bionetworks and the open science DREAM Challenge community
14-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover Protein Signatures for Accurate Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, along with researchers at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, have created protein signatures that accurately diagnose prostate cancer...
28-Jun-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clinical Trial Launched to Test Use of MRI to Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Management

The Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and Prostate Cancer Canada today announced $3 million in funding for a new Phase III clinical trial to evaluate if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can replace the current...
1-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$2 Million in New Funding From Canadian Institutes of Health Research Will Help Ontario Team Study Metabolic Syndromes

The award will fund the study of the role of both genes and the environment on the development of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of medical conditions that are common in aging adults, including obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, high blood...
2-May-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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