Cancer patients treated in world-first clinical trial of Canadian viral therapy

OTTAWA, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Media are invited to The Ottawa Hospital on Friday, July 10th, 2015, to meet one of the first patients treated in a world-first clinical trial of a Canadian viral therapy. Researchers who discovered and are developing and testing the therapy will be present, along with representatives of supporting organizations.


  • Friday, July 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


  • The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON
    • Media tour — Cancer Centre entrance at 9:30 a.m.
    • News conference — Critical Care Wing Atrium (main floor) at 10:00 a.m. (scientists available for interviews following news conference)


  • Mr. John Fraser, MPP Ottawa South
  • Dr. John Bell (The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa)
  • Dr. Brian Lichty (McMaster University)
  • Dr. David Stojdl (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa)
  • Dr. Janet Dancey (NCIC Clinical Trials Group)
  • Dr. Derek Jonker (The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa)
  • Patient (may only be available during the news conference)


SOURCE The Ottawa Hospital

For further information: The Ottawa Hospital: Jenn Ganton, 613-614-5253,; McMaster University: Susan Emigh, 905-525-9140, ext. 22555,; Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario: Adrienne Vienneau, 613-513-8437,; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research: Christopher Needles, 416-673-8505,; NCIC Clinical Trials Group: Heather Stanton, 613-533-6430,


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